Monday, May 25, 2009

Space Foundation Applauds NASA Leadership Nominations

The Space Foundation welcomes the nominations of Major General Charles Bolden, USMC (retired), and Lori Garver to serve as NASA Administrator and Deputy Administrator, respectively.

"By announcing nominations for both Administrator and Deputy Administrator, the White House has demonstrated that it appreciates the importance of both of these key positions to the future of America's space agency," said Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham. "Charlie Bolden is an American hero who brings deep NASA knowledge and experience, and unsurpassed leadership skills to the key position of NASA Administrator. 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 should make a dynamic leadership team at a crucial juncture when NASA will be more important than ever to U.S. leadership," Pulham said. "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. Charlie Bolden and Lori Garver are solid candidates to lead NASA going forward."

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