Leadership changes at NASA
February 23, 2012
While NASA has an eye on the universe to discover everything from lunar geology to the conditions inside black holes, the agency faces new developments on Earth as well. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced a couple of key changes in the agency's senior leadership on Tuesday.
Associate Administrator Chris Scolese will become the director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and Robert Lightfoot, currently the director of the Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Ala., will become the agency's associate administrator.
"Both Chris and Robert are dedicated public servants who have a passion for NASA and exploration," Bolden said in a statement. "We are fortunate to have such talented and experienced leaders who are capable of assuming these critical responsibilities during this important time."