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Obama selects Sally Ride for posthumous Medal of Freedom

Obama selects Sally Ride for posthumous Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Monday said he will award a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel to space.
Orbital Science Corp. launches for NASA

Orbital Science Corp. launches for NASA

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. commercial partner of NASA launched a rocket into space carrying a so-called mass simulated payload.

NASA urged to preserve funding for planetary science missions

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Members of Congress say they've urged NASA to spare planetary science funding and resist pressures to make disproportionate cuts to the science budget.

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Expedition recovers Apollo engines

Expedition recovers Apollo engines

CAPE CANAVERAL, Calif., March 20 (UPI) -- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says pieces of engines believed to be from the rocket that launched Apollo 11 to the moon have been recovered from the ocean floor.
Earth-observing satellite in Calif. launch

Earth-observing satellite in Calif. launch

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A satellite to monitor the Earth's surface is on its way to its final orbit after a successful launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA says.

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NASA pays tribute to lost astronauts

NASA pays tribute to lost astronauts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- NASA is paying tribute to astronauts lost in its three fatal accidents involving space shuttles Columbia and Challenger and the Apollo 1 launch pad fire.

NASA unveils multiyear Mars mission plans

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- NASA has announced a multiyear Mars program including a new robotic science rover set to launch in 2020 to join the Curiosity rover now on the Red Planet.

NASA sees 'gateway' for space missions

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- NASA has proposed a candidate for its next major mission, a "gateway" spacecraft on the far side of the moon as a staging base for moon and Mars missions.
Neil Armstrong buried at sea

Neil Armstrong buried at sea

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander and the first man on the moon, was laid to rest in the Atlantic Ocean Friday in a burial at sea, NASA said.
Rover 1st: Human voice sent back from Mars

Rover 1st: Human voice sent back from Mars

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- NASA says its Mars Curiosity rover has broadcast the first recorded human voice that traveled from Earth to another planet and back.
NASA announces new Mars mission

NASA announces new Mars mission

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- As NASA's Mars Curiosity rover prepares for its explorations, the space agency has announced its next proposed mission to the Red Planet, set for 2016.

Neil Armstrong has cardiac bypass surgery

CINCINNATI, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has undergone cardiac bypass surgery but is "doing great" following the procedure, his wife said.
NASA to spend $1.1 billion on spacecraft

NASA to spend $1.1 billion on spacecraft

HOUSTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. companies should gear up for a return to the business of making spacecraft, NASA said.
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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden speaks as NASA unveils new science from the recently refurbished Hubble Space Telescope at NASA headquarters in Washington on September 9, 2009. Bolden was the pilot on the Space Shuttle mission that originally deployed Hubble. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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Charles Frank "Charlie" Bolden, Jr. (born August 19, 1946 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States) is the current Administrator of NASA, a retired United States Marine Corps major general, and former NASA astronaut.

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 Senate on July 15, 2009. He is the first African American to head the agency on a permanent basis.

Bolden is also the virtual host of the Shuttle Launch Experience attraction at Kennedy Space Center and serves on the board of directors for the Military Child Education Coalition.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Charles Bolden."
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