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Space Foundation Applauds NASA Confirmations
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On July 15, Major General Charles Bolden, USMC (Ret.) was confirmed as the 12th NASA Administrator and Lori Garver was confirmed as NASA Deputy Administrator. Both began their new positions on July 17.
“Charlie Bolden is an American hero who brings deep NASA knowledge and experience, and unsurpassed leadership skills to the key position of NASA Administrator,” said Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham. “And, Lori Garver is an experienced space policy professional with significant previous NASA experience, strong knowledge of the space industry, and the political and communication skills that are crucial to communicating with the administration, Congress and the public.
“Together they make a dynamic leadership team at a crucial juncture,” Pulham continued. “As our posture as a global leader in space continues to be challenged by decades of insufficient investment and the rise of able competitors around the globe, NASA will be more relevant to U.S. leadership and economic rebuilding than ever before. We congratulate Administrator Bolden and Deputy Administrator Garver and pledge to work with them to reinstate space as a national priority.”
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This article is part of Space Watch: August 2009 (Volume: 8, Issue: 8).
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