Friday, July 05, 2013

NASA Administrator Dr. Charles Bolden C-SPAN Q&A

NASA Administrator Dr. Charles Bolden C-SPAN Q&A
On June 30, 2013, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was interviewed on the one-hour C-SPAN program, "Q&A." The program covered his upbringing in the segregated South, his military service in Vietnam, and various political issues related to today's NASA space policy. Dr. Bolden is the first African American to head the space agency on a permanent basis.

Charles Frank Bolden, Jr. (born August 19, 1946) is a retired United States Marine Corps Major General, and a former NASA astronaut, space shuttle commander and pilot of four shuttle flights between 1986-1994.

A 1968 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he became a Marine aviator and test pilot. After his service as an astronaut, he became Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen at the Naval Academy.

On May 23, 2009, President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Bolden as NASA Administrator and Lori Garver as Deputy NASA Administrator. Bolden was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 15, 2009.
Credit: SpaceKSCBlog & Wikipedia

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