The Next NASA Administrator

Obama will most likely appoint a new NASA Administrator. Who would you like to see as the next NASA Administrator?

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  1. Charles Kennel [BS, PhD]

    Education: BS Astronomy from Harvard. PhD Astrophysical Sciences from
    Princeton U.
    Experience: Executive Vice Chancellor UCLA, Associate Administrator at NASA
    and Director of Mission to Planet Earth, NASA Advisory Council (NAC) member
    from 1998 to 2006 (NAC Chair from 2001 to 2005)
    Current Position: Chair Space Studies Board, Professor Emeritus, Scripps
    Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
    Age:
    Major accomplishments: over 250 publications, Member of National Academy of
    Sciences, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
    More info: http://www.californiaspaceauthority.org/conference2006/bios/Kennel-bio.pdf

    21 votes
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    • Elon Musk

      Founder of SpaceX and Tesla motors; cofounder of PayPal.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elon_Musk

      20 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Admin →
      • 19 votes
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        • Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria [BS, MBA, MD]

          Education: BS Brown U., MD Brown U., MBA Stanford U.
          Experience: MirCorp
          Current Position:
          Age:
          Major accomplishments: Ran for Illinois Senate in 2004
          More info: http://www.ilsenate.com/candidate.asp?ID=3

          18 votes
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          • 18 votes
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            • Christopher Scolese [BS]

              Education: BS Engineering, U. of Buffalo
              Experience: EOS Program Manager, NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, Deputy Director, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Chief Engineer of NASA
              Current Position: NASA Associate Administrator
              Age:
              Major accomplishments: Outstanding Leadership at Goddard, and two for the same at NASA, Project Manager, Terra
              More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Scolese

              16 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Admin →
              • 15 votes
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                • George Abbey

                  He was Director of NASA Johnson Space Center between 1995 to 2001. Actually, It's director of International Affairs in Ad Astra Compnay

                  14 votes
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                  • 14 votes
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                    • Kenneth Silberman, B.A., M.Eng., J.D.

                      Dr. Silberman is an engineer with over twenty years of NASA experience and is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar. He holds a Master's degree in aerospace engineering from Cornell University and a Bachelor's degree in astronomy from the University of Pennsylvania. He understands that the future of the space program is dependent on openness and accountability to the American People.

                      14 votes
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                      • Warren Ellis

                        Give him the chance to create a proper Ministry of Space!

                        13 votes
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                        • 12 votes
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                          • 11 votes
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                            • Ross Tierney

                              DIRECT spokesman

                              10 votes
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                              • Patti Grace Smith

                                Patricia G. Smith served as Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation within the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), heading the office responsible for overseeing and regulating the U.S. commercial space transportation industry.

                                During her career at DOT and FAA, the U.S. commercial launch industry has experienced significant growth and change: technological and infrastructure developments such as commercial spaceports; reusable launch vehicle technology and ocean-based launch platforms; as well as significant U.S. and international market growth and increased international partnerships. She also initiated and fostered greater cooperation and partnerships between aviation and space functions in the agency.

                                Ms. Smith's…

                                8 votes
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                                • 7 votes
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                                  • 7 votes
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                                    • John Glenn

                                      The first American to orbit the Earth as a member of the original "Mercury Seven" and then the oldest astronuat so far with the space shuttle, Glenn also has considerable political experience having served as Senator for many years and run for President. I reckon he still has that "Right Stuff" to lead and inspire us into the future!

                                      7 votes
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                                        • Stanton T. Friedman

                                          Stanton T. Friedman has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from the University of Chicago. He has lectured on "Flying Saucers ARE Real!" to more than 700 college and professional audiences in 50 states, 9 provinces, and 16 other countries, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs including CBS Sunday Morning, Larry King Live, Nightline, and Unsolved Mysteries. Friedman has worked on classified, advanced technology programs for such companies as GE, GM, and Westinghouse. He has done research at 20 government document archives, authored TOP SECRET/MAJIC about Operation Majestic 12, and coauthored Crash at Corona: The Definitive…

                                          7 votes
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