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David Bowles Appointed Director of NASA’s Langley Research Center

David Bowles
David Bowles

Dr. David Bowles, formerly deputy director of NASA’s Langley Research Center, has been promoted to director at the aeronautical-focused facility in Hampton, Va.

NASA said Saturday Bowles succeeds Stephen Jurczyk, who now serves as associate administrator of the agency’s space technology mission directorate.

Bowles joined the Langley center in 1980 as a research engineer and has held management roles at the research facility’s applied materials branch and at the exploration systems and space operations technology directorate.

He was selected to receive NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2005.

NASA said it also appointed Clayton Turner as deputy director and Cathy Mangum as associate director of the Langley center.

Turner joined Langley in 1990 as an engineer for the Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment and has since held roles at the center such as the center chief engineer and director of the Engineering Directorate.

Mangum started her career at the space agency as an information technology manager in 1988 and has since worked at the office of aerospace technology, office of aeronautics’ management operations division and at the center operations directorate.

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