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Bolden, NASA Announce Three Changes to Senior Leadership

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced three senior leadership changes the agency will undergo, on Tuesday.

First, acting associate administrator at NASA Headquarters, Robert Lightfoot, will assume the post on a permanent basis.

Lightfoot will in charge of overseeing and integrating NASA’s human space flight, science, and aeronautics project as the highest ranked civil servant at NASA.

Second, Patrick Scheuermann, director of NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, will become the new director at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama.

Scheuermann will be responsible for rocket propulsion testing, development, and maintenance.

The third change concerns Richard J. Gilbrech, current deputy at the Stennis Space Center, who will replace Scheuermann as director at Stennis.

Bolden called the trio some of NASA’s finest public servants who will be playing a key role in NASA leadership going forward.

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