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2009-06-15 14:25:00

 NASA will hold two media briefings to present new developments in research and benefits to society made possible by the Earth system science approach pioneered by the agency during the last 20 years. The briefings will be held on June 23 and 24 at 12:30 p.m. EDT at the National Academy of Sciences, 2100 C St., NW, Washington. The briefings are part of the "NASA Earth System Science at 20: Accomplishments, Plans and Challenges" symposium sponsored by NASA's Earth Science Division. NASA...

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2009-06-01 13:20:00

NASA announced Monday the members of the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee. They are: - Norman Augustine (chair), retired chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp., and former member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush - Dr. Wanda Austin, president and CEO, The Aerospace Corp. - Bohdan Bejmuk, chair, Constellation program Standing Review Board, and former manager of the Boeing Space Shuttle and Sea...

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2009-05-16 08:40:00

U.S. President Barack Obama is considering former astronaut Charles Bolden as the next head of NASA, White House sources said. He will meet with him Monday, and we'll see how that goes, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Friday. Bolden is the candidate favored by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., who heads the Senate panel that oversees NASA, Florida Today reported Saturday. Bolden and Nelson flew together on a 1986 shuttle mission when Nelson flew as a payload specialist. Bolden, who...

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2009-05-08 07:40:00

NASA announced Thursday an $18.69 billion budget for fiscal year 2010 to advance Earth science, complete the International Space Station, explore the solar system and conduct aeronautics research. The budget request represents an increase of $903.6 million, or 5 percent, above funding provided in the fiscal year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act. All totaled, an additional $2 billion has been added to NASA's 2009 and 2010 budgets under the Obama administration. NASA's fiscal year 2010 request...

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2009-03-26 13:18:10

David King, director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., is retiring from the agency to accept a position as executive vice president of Dynetics in Huntsville, effective immediately. Robert M. Lightfoot, Marshall's deputy center director, will serve as acting director until a successor is named. King has been the center director at Marshall since June 2003. His departure ends a 25-year career with NASA that began in 1983 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida,...

2009-03-26 11:35:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David King, director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., is retiring from the agency to accept a position as executive vice president of Dynetics in Huntsville, effective immediately. Robert M. Lightfoot, Marshall's deputy center director, will serve as acting director until a successor is named. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) King has been the center director at Marshall since...

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2009-03-11 07:31:30

Kevin L. Petersen, director of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, announced he plans to retire from NASA effective April 3. A veteran aerospace engineer and manager with 38 years experience at Dryden, Petersen has served as the center's director for more than 10 years and is the longest-serving field center director currently at NASA. Dryden's deputy center director, David D. McBride, has been named acting director. "Kevin's service to NASA exemplifies what's great about the people who...

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2009-02-26 07:55:27

NASA's Rick Obenschain, deputy director at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will lead the investigation board for the unsuccessful launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory on Feb. 24. The Mishap Investigation Board, or MIB, will have four other members. NASA will announce the names of additional members as they become available. The board will gather information, analyze the facts, and identify the failure's cause or causes and contributing factors. The MIB will make...

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2009-01-17 14:30:00

After four years on the job, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin bid farewell to co-workers on Friday, thanking them for their hard work during his tenure and urging them to support his successor.Griffin said his goodbyes during a live televised address from NASA headquarters in Washington. He became NASA's 11th administrator in 2005, just a couple of years after the Columbia disaster.Griffin, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, offered his letter of resignation as the federal...

2008-08-05 12:00:08

The U.S. space agency has named Thomas Irvine as the deputy associate administrator for its Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. Irvine has been the director of the Mission Support Office in the directorate since May 2005. In his new position, he will assist Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Research Jaiwon Shin with planning, management and development of NASA's aeronautics research activities. Irvine previously served as deputy director of the Aeronautics Test Program at NASA...