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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Apr 13, 2005 20:45:59 GMT -6
DR. MICHAEL D. GRIFFIN TO BECOME NASA ADMINISTRATOR
The U.S. Senate tonight confirmed the nomination of Dr. Michael D. Griffin as NASA's 11th Administrator. He is expected to be sworn in later this week.
President George W. Bush nominated Dr. Griffin as NASA Administrator in March, while he was serving as the Space Department Head at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Baltimore.
Dr. Griffin was President and Chief Operating Officer of In-Q-Tel, Inc., before joining Hopkins in April 2004. He also served in several positions within Orbital Sciences Corporation, Dulles, Va., including Chief Executive Officer of Magellan Systems, Inc.
Now, perhaps with the incompetent O'Keefe out, some progressive thinking will be allowed to root and grow. I understand that Griffin ruffled a few feathers when he critized the actions of NASA awhile back. He was punished as a result and sent to a non-sensitive position within the organization. And now he's on top.
I love it when that happens! Good for him...I hope he continues to question.
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