We are committed to human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit and look forward to developing the next generation of systems to take us thereNASA commits to new space capsule May 24, 2011
If there's any delay in ... delivery of commercial capability to take cargo to station, we could find ourselves in a situation as bad as having to de-man the station or take it down to three people, and we really don't want to do thatNASA argues for extra 2011 shuttle mission Nov 22, 2010
We are hoping to fly a third shuttle mission in June, what everybody calls the launch-on-need mission ... and that's really needed to [reduce] the risk for the development time for commercial cargoNASA argues for extra 2011 shuttle mission Nov 22, 2010
These new explorers are to spaceflight what Lindbergh was to commercial aviationCommercial rocket in successful launch Dec 08, 2010
We are excited to have Waleed return to the agency during such a critical transition periodNASA names new chief scientist Dec 14, 2010
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.