Charles Bolden

Charles Frank Bolden, Jr. (born August 19, 1946) is the current Administrator of NASA, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General, and former NASA astronaut.A 1968 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he became a Marine Aviator and test pilot. After his service as an astronaut, he became Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen at the Naval Academy. On May 23, 2009, President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Bolden as NASA Administrator and Lori Garver as Deputy NASA Administrator. Bolden was confirmed by the Senate on July 15, 2009. He is the first African American to head the agency on a permanent basis.
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    …Google leases airfield for $1.16 billion Google have signed a lease for the use of Moffett Federal Airfield, which is home to the eight-acre Hangar One. Google-owned business Planetary Ventures LLC, will lease the airfield from the current owners NASA, costing a mere $1.16 billion over the next 60 years. NASA administrator Charles Bolden stated…

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