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2014-04-16 12:22:31

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has announced the appointment of six new members to the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The group advises NASA's senior leadership on challenges and solutions facing the agency as it unfolds a new era of exploration. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The six new members are Wanda Austin, Wayne Hale, Scott Hubbard, Miles O'Brien, Thomas Young, and Kathryn Schmoll. The group has a...

2011-11-03 04:57:33

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Cornell University Astronomy Professor Steven W. Squyres, as chairman of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC), an assembly of experts from various fields that offer guidance and policy advice to the administrator of America's space agency. "I am extremely excited that Steve has accepted the NAC chairmanship," Bolden said. "His experience as a planetary science researcher with many NASA robotic missions will be of great value to the council. The...

2010-02-24 07:27:59

The newly restructured NASA Advisory Council recently concluded its second meeting, held Feb. 18-19, at NASA Headquarters in Washington. This was the first council meeting including all of the committee chairs and other appointed members, completing the restructuring process NASA Administrator Charles Bolden began in fall 2009. The council provides advice and recommendations to the NASA administrator about agency programs, policies, plans, financial controls and other matters related to the...

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2009-11-02 08:20:00

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden held his first meeting with the restructured NASA Advisory Council recently at the agency's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. Bolden has added four new committees to the council in key areas of importance to the agency's future: Commercial Space, Education and Public Outreach, Information Technology Infrastructure, and Technology Innovation. "I consider the NASA Advisory Council to be an extremely important external advisory group, one that is...

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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2009-04-23 06:00:00

NASA is facing a critical deadline on whether to retire the space shuttle fleet, however, it still lacks an agency chief to make the $230 billion decision. According to one presidential expert, NASA is so far off the White House radar, it might as well be on Pluto. "As each day goes by, the need for these decisions becomes greater and greater, and the absence of an administrator becomes more and more an issue," said John Logsdon, a member of the NASA Advisory Council and former Obama...

2008-10-16 15:00:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Advisory Council Chairman Harrison "Jack" H. Schmitt announced Thursday he was leaving the council. Fellow council member Kenneth Ford will succeed him as chairman effective immediately. The NASA Advisory Council provides advice to the NASA administrator on important program and policy matters related to the U.S. space program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "My service as chairman of Administrator Mike...


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