Bolden named NASA administrator

NASA has a new administrator:

He is Charles Bolden, a retired Marine general who had been selected in 1980 as an astronaut, flying two space shuttle missions as pilot and two missions as commander.

After the Challenger accident in 1986, Gen. Bolden had been named the chief of the safety division at the Johnson Space Center “with responsibilities for overseeing the safety efforts in the return-to-flight efforts,” the White House said.

That last bit indicates that Bolden could be reform-minded, something critically important for NASA’s ongoing work.


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