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2013-08-06 12:20:18

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following are statements from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren about NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver's announced departure from the agency, effective Sept. 6. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Administrator Charles Bolden:"I have had the pleasure and honor of working side by side with Lori for the past four years, as we...

NASA Administrator Talks Asteroids During Visit At JPL
2013-05-24 09:57:14

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA Administrator Charles Bolden met with members of the asteroid initiative team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., today. Later, Bolden and some team members spoke with media inside a JPL lab where advanced technology propulsion systems are built and tested, like the type that will be used for the asteroid initiative. JPL and NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland are developing the ion thruster jointly. The initiative is a...

2013-04-11 12:57:24

NASA's official Twitter feed, @NASA, has won its second consecutive Shorty award for the best government use of social media. The Shorty Award honors the best of social media across sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and others. NASA took the prize Monday at the fifth annual Shorty Awards ceremony in New York. The @NASA acceptance tweet was, "We're sharing the universe 1 tweet at a time. Be inspired! Follow @NASA & RT if you love science & space....

2013-04-09 20:22:06

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's official Twitter feed, @NASA, has won its second consecutive Shorty award for the best government use of social media. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Shorty Award honors the best of social media across sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and others. NASA took the prize Monday at the fifth annual Shorty Awards ceremony in New York. The @NASA acceptance tweet was,...

South By Southwest Interactive Award Landed By Mars Curiosity
2013-03-14 10:02:32

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory The down-to-Earth persona of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, expressed on Twitter, Facebook, live streaming on Ustream, viral videos and the first Foursquare check-in from another planet, has captured the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Award for best social media campaign. The award, presented last night at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, honors the Mars Curiosity social media campaign for turning NASA's newest Mars rover into an...

2012-11-16 12:20:43

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veteran astronaut Ellen Ochoa will become the 11th director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Ochoa will succeed Michael L. Coats when he retires at the end of the year after leading Johnson since 2005. She has been the deputy director at JSC since September 2007. "Ellen's enthusiasm, experience and leadership,...

2012-11-16 12:20:40

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced leadership changes Friday for the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) James Free will succeed Ramon (Ray) Lugo as Glenn's center director when Lugo retires in January. Free has served as Glenn's deputy director since January 2011. Ellen Ochoa will succeed Michael Coats as Johnson's center...