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NASA says it's very close to finding alien life

NASA says it's very close to finding alien life

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) --At a panel discussion on the search for alien life, held this week at NASA's headquarters in Washington, the agency's top scientists said they're getting close.
Brooks Hays
NASA faces impending budget battle

NASA faces impending budget battle

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) --As NASA funding continues to dissipate, space agency officials are left trying -- frustratingly -- to figure out what's worth paying for.
Brooks Hays
NASA suspends relations with Russia space agency

NASA suspends relations with Russia space agency

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Government has suspended all contact between its space agency and the Russians' over the ongoing geopolitical crisis in Ukraine.
Gabrielle Levy
Concerns over Russia spill into NASA budget discussion

Concerns over Russia spill into NASA budget discussion

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Concerns over deteriorating relations with Russia spilled into Thursday's subcommittee hearing on NASA's budget for next year.
Gabrielle Levy
Japan launches next-generation weather satellite

Japan launches next-generation weather satellite

TANEGASHIMA, Japan, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- NASA's newest weather satellite was launched from Japan, kicking off a busy year during which the space agency will launch five Earth-observation missions.
Brooks Hays
Google wins contract to take over historic NASA-owned airfield

Google wins contract to take over historic NASA-owned airfield

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Google says it's won a contract to lease a NASA-owned historic airfield in California located just miles from the search giant's Silicon Valley headquarters.
U.S., France to send mission to Mars to study planet's interior

U.S., France to send mission to Mars to study planet's interior

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- NASA says it has signed an agreement with France's space agency to cooperate on a future NASA Mars lander mission to study the Red Planet's interior.
NASA leases historic Hangar One to Google subsidiary

NASA leases historic Hangar One to Google subsidiary

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Google subsidiary Planetary Ventures is in negotiations with NASA to restore and maintain the Moffett Federal Airfield, including the iconic Hangar One.
Ananth Baliga
Scientist sues NASA for failure to investigate life on Mars

Scientist sues NASA for failure to investigate life on Mars

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- California scientist sues NASA for failing to investigate possible life on Mars, claiming a viral photo of a "jelly donut" rock actually shows fungus.
Ananth Baliga
NASA plans busy 2014 schedule of Earth science missions

NASA plans busy 2014 schedule of Earth science missions

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- NASA says five Earth science missions will be launched into space in 2014, the busiest science launch program in more than a decade.
ISS extension allows NASA to complete key tasks, administration says

ISS extension allows NASA to complete key tasks, administration says

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Obama administration's extension of the International Space Station until at least 2024 will allow NASA to complete key tasks, U.S. space officials said.

U.N. committee briefed on progress of U.S. asteroid mission

VIENNA, June 19 (UPI) -- Progress is being made on the U.S. goal of sending the first human mission to an asteroid, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said after briefing a U.N. body.
NASA selects eight applicants for 2013 class of astronauts

NASA selects eight applicants for 2013 class of astronauts

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- NASA has announced a new group of eight potential astronauts has been chosen after an extensive year-and-a-half search that started with 6,100 applicants.
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.
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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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Charles Bolden."
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