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Obama Turns to NASA Veterans to Lead Space Agency

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Science  29 May 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5931, pp. 1125
DOI: 10.1126/science.324_1125

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President Barack Obama has chosen two longtime advocates of human space flight to lead NASA. On 23 May, the White House nominated former astronaut Charles Bolden Jr. and Washington lobbyist Lori Garver to take the positions of administrator and deputy administrator, respectively, for the space agency. If confirmed by the Senate, Bolden and Garver will confront a series of momentous decisions on where to take NASA in the coming decade.