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2011-09-28 04:14:04

Ed Weiler, who has worked almost 33 years as a leader in NASA's science exploration programs, will retire from the agency effective Sept. 30. Weiler most recently served as the associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate at agency Headquarters in Washington, directing a variety of research and science programs in Earth science, heliophysics, planetary science and astrophysics. Chuck Gay, the directorate´s deputy associate administrator, will become the acting...

2010-12-16 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA named Richard Keegan as the agency's associate deputy administrator on Thursday. He replaces Charles Scales, who has held the position since April 2007. Scales is retiring. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The associate deputy administrator assists and supports NASA's administrator and deputy administrator during day-to-day agency operations, across the broad scope of institutional and workforce issues,...

2010-11-10 15:30:34

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 5 p.m. EST today to discuss an independent review panel's report on the status of the James Webb Space Telescope project. NASA established the James Webb Space Telescope Independent Comprehensive Review Panel at the request of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Science and Related Agencies. The review panel was chaired by John Casani of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. The...

2009-12-08 13:39:00

GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's effort to deploy the first satellite mission to advance global precipitation observations from space moved closer to this goal when agency officials approved critical elements for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission on Dec. 2. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) NASA gave GPM the green light to proceed to the mission implementation phase in a review meeting chaired by NASA's Associate...

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2009-07-16 08:54:36

The U.S. Senate has confirmed former astronaut Charles Frank Bolden Jr. as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's 12th leader. Lori Beth Garver was confirmed as the space agency's deputy administrator. NASA said Bolden's confirmation marks the beginning of his second stint with NASA. His 34-year career with the U.S. Marine Corps included 14 years as a member of NASA's Astronaut Office. After joining NASA in 1980, he traveled into orbit four times aboard the space shuttle between...

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2009-07-16 06:35:00

Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as the twelfth administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Lori Beth Garver was confirmed as NASA's deputy administrator. As administrator, Bolden will lead the NASA team and manage its resources to advance the agency's missions and goals. "It is an honor to have been nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate to lead this great NASA team," Bolden said. "Today, we have to choose....

2009-07-15 21:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as the twelfth administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Lori Beth Garver was confirmed as NASA's deputy administrator. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) As administrator, Bolden will lead the NASA team and manage its resources to advance the agency's missions and goals. "It is an honor to have been nominated by...

2009-07-08 14:31:32

The NASA Advisory Council will meet in the Columbia Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Capitol on July 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT. This daylong meeting is open to journalists and the public. Following opening remarks from council chairman Kenneth Ford, NASA's acting Administrator Christopher Scolese will speak with the council. Gen. Lester Lyles will brief the council on a recently completed study by the National Academies entitled, "Rationale and Goals of the U.S. Civil Space Program."...

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2009-07-08 09:37:29

The U.S. space agency is inviting the public to a discussion marking the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, which took humans to the moon. The roundtable discussion -- Apollo: History and Legacy -- will be held Thursday, July 16, at 1 p.m. EDT in the James Webb Memorial Auditorium at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's headquarters in Washington. Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the moon, was launched July 16, 1969. On July 20, astronauts Neil Armstrong...

2009-07-08 10:15:49

 On Thursday, July 16, at 1 p.m. EDT, NASA will host a roundtable discussion titled "Apollo: History and Legacy," to mark the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11. Members of the news media and public are invited to attend the panel in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW in Washington. The discussion will begin with remarks by NASA Acting Administrator Christopher Scolese. NASA Chief Historian Steven J. Dick will moderate the discussion. The...


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