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Steve Cook, Greg Autry Among Donald Trump’s NASA Transition Team Members

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has named six additional individuals to the NASA landing team, Space News reported Friday.

Brian Berger and Jeff Foust write Steve Cook, a corporate vice president at Dynetics, has been selected to join the NASA transition team.

Prior to Dynetics, Cook previously worked at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, where he was responsible for the development of the Ares 1 and Ares 5 rocket programs.

Other individuals named to the NASA transition team include Greg Autry, an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California; Jack Burns, senior vice president of the American Astronomical Society and a professor at the University of Colorado; Rodney Liesveld, a former senior policy adviser at NASA; Sandy Magnus, a former NASA astronaut; and Jeff Waksman, a former research fellow at the House of Representatives.

The appointments come more than a week after the incoming administration tapped Chris Shank, former policy director for the House Science Committee, to lead the NASA transition team, the report added.

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