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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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Ellen Stofan Resigns as NASA’s Chief Scientist

Ellen Stofan stepped down as NASA’s chief scientist three years after she assumed the post, Space.com reported Thursday. Jeff Foust writes NASA hinted at Stofan’s resignation in a Dec. 21 interview posted on social media site Tumblr saying she was “departing for new adventures.” Stofan said in a NASA interview that …

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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, 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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