NASA Administrator: Who Is Charles F. Bolden, Jr.?
President Obama has chosen a former astronaut and Marine Corps aviator with strong ties to the defense industry to lead NASA in its transition from the Space Shuttle era to the next phase of space exploration. Born in the Jim Crow South, retired Marine Corps Major General Charles F. Bolden, Jr., faces questions about his ties to the aerospace and defense industries, but is likely to be confirmed as NASA’s first permanent African American Administrator.
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