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NEW NASA CHIEF ANNOUNCED



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* Radio amateur tapped to head NASA: President George W. Bush has announced
his intention to nominate Michael Griffin, NR3A, to be the next
administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
He'll succeed Sean O'Keefe, who departed NASA earlier this year. Griffin
currently heads the Space Department at Johns Hopkins University Applied
Physics Laboratory. In 2003 testimony before the US House of
Representatives' Future of Human Space Flight Committee on Science, Griffin
described himself as "an unabashed supporter of space exploration in
general, and of human space flight in particular." Griffin expressed his
belief that the human space flight program "is in the long run possibly the
most significant activity in which our nation is engaged." His extensive and
impressive academic resume includes five master's degrees and a doctorate
(aerospace engineering). The US Senate must confirm Griffin's appointment.
Taken from ARRL Weekly letter of 24 March 12005
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