It's an important post for one of America's most significant and internationally followed institutions. It's the foremost showcase for science, technology, ingenuity and exploration. We wish him every success.
Nineteen years after helping launch the Hubble Space Telescope, Charles F. Bolden Jr. has been nominated by President Obama to serve as NASA's next administrator.
Bolden, a former fighter pilot and Marine Corps major general, is also a veteran space shuttle commander.
Lori Garver, a former NASA associate administrator for policy and plans and a space policy adviser to the Obama campaign, will serve as Bolden's deputy.
"These talented individuals will help put NASA on course to boldly push the boundaries of science, aeronautics, and exploration in the 21st century and ensure the long-term vibrancy of America's space program," Obama said in a statement Saturday.
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