On Thursday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testified in front of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, chaired by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Pushed hard by Cruz on the core mission of NASA, Bolden delivered an eloquent defense of everything NASA does.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has penned a must-read tribute to aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Bolden opens his piece with the quote above, noting that Earhart would have made a great astronaut not only "for breaking barriers of possibility in flight, but also for her determination to break barriers of exclusion…
When Charles Bolden enrolled in the U.S. Naval Academy for college, he was absolutely sure of two things. The first was that he was never, ever going to fly airplanes. The second was that he was definitely not joining the Marine Corps when he graduated.
We may not have proof that new NASA chief nominee Charles Bolden is definitely the man for the job, but in his opening statements to the Senate Committee meeting recently, he did his best to convince us.
The US administration has finally nominated their choice for future NASA Administrator, and it's a former shuttle pilot with administrative experience who seems to understand what NASA is all about. How soon can he start?