Tag Archives: Steve Jurczyk

Robert Cabana Appointed NASA Associate Administrator; Bill Nelson Quoted

Robert Cabana

Robert Cabana, director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, has been promoted to serve as associate administrator of the space agency starting on May 17th. Jurczyk is due to retire from NASA on Friday after a 32-year career, while KSC Deputy Director Janet Petro will serve as the center’s acting director when Cabana transitions to his new role.

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Former Senator Bill Nelson Confirmed to Lead NASA; Steve Jurczyk Quoted

Bill Nelson

In a unanimous vote, the Senate approved the nomination of former senator Bill Nelson as the 14th NASA administrator. Nelson will succeed Steve Jurczyk, who has led the space agency on an acting basis since Jan. 20th., and will bring more than four decades of public service to his new position.

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Biden Nominates Margaret Vo Schaus as NASA Finance Chief

Margaret Vo Schaus

President Biden has nominated Margaret Vo Schaus, director of business operations in the Department of Defense's (DOD) research and engineering (R&E) office, to be the next chief financial officer at NASA, the White House announced Thursday. Schaus would manage the space agency's more than $20 billion annual budget if the Senate approves the nomination.

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GISS Director Gavin Schmidt to Temporarily Serve as NASA’s Senior Climate Adviser; Steve Jurczyk Quoted

Gavin Schmidt

NASA has appointed Gavin Schmidt, director of he Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), to advise the agency on climate science in a new, acting-basis role. “This position will provide NASA leadership critical insights and recommendations for the agency’s full spectrum of science, technology, and infrastructure programs related to climate,” said Steve Jurczyk, acting NASA Administrator.

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Biden Administration Names Steve Jurczyk as Acting NASA Administrator

Steve Jurczyk

President Biden's administration has appointed Steve Jurczyk, NASA’s associate administrator, to serve as the agency’s acting administrator until the role is permanently filled. Jurczyk has served with NASA since May 2018. “We also could not be prouder of how every civil servant and contractor has stepped up to move the NASA mission forward,” Jurczyk and White House appointee Bhavya Lal wrote in the joint message

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NASA’s Human Exploration Directorate Completes Reorganization; Kathy Lueders Quoted

Kathy Lueders

Kathy Lueders, associate administrator of NASA’s human exploration and operations (HEO), said the HEO mission directorate has completed a reorganization and received approval from NASA Associate Administrator Steve Jurczyk with regard to the move. “It addressed some of the concerns that folks have had and is really getting us set up for our future missions going forward,” Lueders said. 

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NASA Tests Teleworking in Case of Conovirus Outbreak; Steve Jurczyk Quoted

NASA tested the agency's capacity to accommodate a large mass of work-from-home arrangements caused by a potential cononavirus outbreak, Federal Times reported Friday. The space agency conducted an exercise Friday to demonstrate the NASA infrastructure's and emergency systems' preparedness for mass teleworking.

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