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Robert Lightfoot to Serve as Acting NASA Administrator

NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot will replace Charles Bolden as the space agency’s acting administrator after the latter’s tenure ends on Jan. 20, SpacePolicyOnline.com reported Thursday. Marcia Smith writes Bolden said at a town hall meeting with NASA employees that President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team announced Lightfoot’s new role and requested David Radzanowski to temporarily …

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NASA Chief Charles Bolden, Russian Counterpart Discuss Continued Space Cooperation

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Igor Komarov, head of Russia’s national space organization Roscosmos, have discussed further cooperation on space activities between the U.S. and Russia, Space News reported Monday. Jeff Foust writes Bolden and Komarov said at a press conference on Saturday crew exchanges between the two countries will start once …

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NASA, China Form Air Transportation Automation & Management Study Partnership

NASA and a state-owned aerospace company in China have entered into a partnership to carry out a five-year joint aeronautics research initiative in an effort to update air transportation and work toward greater automation of aviation operations in both countries. Both parties will gather and analyze data from Chinese airports to support air traffic management …

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University of Michigan Professor Thomas Zurbuchen Named NASA Science Mission Directorate Head

Thomas Zurbuchen, a space science and aerospace engineering professor at the University of Michigan, will officially join NASA on Oct. 3 as associate administrator of the space agency’s science mission directorate. He will succeed Geoffrey Yoder, who currently leads the science mission directorate on an acting basis and will retire from the space agency …

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NASA Appoints Aerospace Consultant Patricia Sanders as Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Chair

NASA has appointed Patricia Sanders, an independent aerospace consultant, to succeed Vice Adm. Joseph Dryer as chairperson of the space agency’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel. The advisory committee works to provide safety performance reports to NASA and Congress, the space agency said Tuesday. Sanders has worked in the federal government for …

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NASA, USAID Launch West Africa Environmental Monitoring Center

The U.S. Agency for International Development and NASA have launched SERVIR-West Africa, an environmental monitoring program in Niamey, Niger, that will work to address the climate-sensitive issues of the region through space-based observations. NASA said Thursday the SERVIR center will support scientists and decision-makers who utilize space data to manage issues related to the climate, such …

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NASA, Partners Launch Airspace Tech Demonstration Lab; Charles Bolden Comments

NASA and its partners have opened a new airspace technology demonstration laboratory at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in an effort to help centralize the arrival and departure of aircraft. The laboratory is part of the federal government’s NextGen initiative and built to help coordinate schedules between the ramp, tower, terminal and center control facilities …

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