May 23, 2009

Obama Selects Charles Bolden to Lead NASA

We told you a few months ago that Charles Bolden -- a former fighter pilot and Marine Corps major general, is also a veteran space shuttle commander -- was a leading candidate to become NASA's next administrator.

Today, we are pleased to let you know that President Obama made it official by appointing Bolden to lead NASA into the future. Bolden, the third African American to fly in space, met with Obama at the White House earlier this week. Read the full story here.

I have a feeling that the other 14 current and former African American astronauts ... and the entire Negro American Society of Space Astronauts (NASSA) ... are feeling mighty proud today!


Monica Roberts said...

As someone who grew with JSC in the vicinity, I'm pleased to see it happen.

Villager said...

Monica - I join you in being pleased ...and up you one as I'm also proud! Way to go Gen. Bolden!

kennyx6 said...

I really hope and pray that Gen. Bolden will become the best director NASA has ever seen! His story is an inspiration to so many people.