Astronaut Charles Bolden to Lead NASA

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 23, 2009 in Science

Charles Bolden

President Obama has picked Charles Bolden to head NASA — the photo above is from a shuttle mission in 1986. Bolden’s biography is nothing short of amazing: For starters he flew over 100 missions as a pilot in Vietnam and has been an astronaut on four shuttle missions. Bolden is well liked within NASA which is critical as the agency will try and retire the shuttle fleet while prepping for a moon mission with no real extra budget — to say the least it’s going to be challenging. Read more…

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