Monday, May 25, 2009

Charles Bolden to lead NASA

President Barack Obama has chosen retired astronaut Charles Bolden to lead Nasa, ending months of speculation about the position. Lori Garver, a former Nasa official and space adviser to the Obama campaign, was named as his deputy. Both positions require US Senate confirmation. If confirmed, Maj-Gen Bolden, 62, would be only the second astronaut to lead Nasa during its 50-year history.

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