CHARLES F. BOLDEN, JR. (MAJOR GENERAL, USMC RET.)  NASA ADMINISTRATOR    Nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, retired Marine Corps Major General Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., began his duties as the twelfth Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on July 17, 2009. As Administrator, he leads the NASA team and manages its resources to advance the agency's missions and goals.

Charles Bolden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A true American Hero my dream to meet them in my life.

Charles F. Bolden, Jr.(born August 19, 1946) is the current administrator of NASA. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1968 and served as a U.S. Marine aviator and test pilot before joining NASA's astronaut corps in 1980. He returned to the Marine Corps in 1994, retiring 10 years later as a Major General.  On August 28, 2012 he became the first human being to have his voice broadcast on Mars. #TodayInBlackHistory

Charles Bolden August Charles Bolden was born. He is the current Administrator of NASA, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General, and former NASA astronaut. He turns 68 today.

Hidden Figures Premiere and Award Ceremony #NASA #ImageoftheDay

Hidden Figures Premiere and Award Ceremony

Actress Octavia Spencer, left, who plays Dorothy Vaughan in the film "Hidden Figures" and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, right, greets .

Katherine Johnson, photographed at Fort Monroe, in Hampton, Virginia. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil

NASA chief Charles Bolden recalls the historic trajectory of the “human computer” who played a key role in the Apollo 11 moon landing, and as a female African-American in the shattered stereotypes in the process.

NASA administrator Charles Bolden talks about the contributions of former astronaut Guy Bluford, who became the first African American in space in 1983.

NASA administrator Charles Bolden talks about the contributions of former astronaut Guy Bluford, who became the first African American in space in

NASA chief Charles Bolden recalls the historic trajectory of the “human computer” who played a key role in the Apollo 11 moon landing, and as a female African-American in the 1960s, shattered stereotypes in the process.

NASA chief Charles Bolden recalls the historic trajectory of the “human computer” who played a key role in the Apollo 11 moon landing, and as a female African-American in the 1960s, shattered stereotypes in the process.

Monday, April 14, 9 a.m. Because of its eccentric orbit, Mars will be at its closest to Earth today, almost a week after opposition on April 8. This is an unfavourable opposition, Mars being only 15.1 arc seconds in diameter. Later today, the almost Full Moon will pass just north of Mars.

NASA has long held the lead in the exploration of Mars, and that trend will continue, says NASA administrator Charles Bolden.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and his wife Alexis lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery photo by Joel Kowsky via NASA Today NASA observes its Day of Remembrance, a day to honor people who...

NASA Day of Remembrance, Honoring the Brave People Who Lost Their Lives in the Pursuit of Space Exploration

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and his wife Alexis lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery photo by Joel Kowsky via NASA Today NASA observes its Day of Remembrance, a day to honor people who…

Bolden grew up in segregated South Carolina. One of his state senators, Strom Thurmond, blocked his efforts to get to the Naval Academy, but a Hail-Mary letter to Lyndon Johnson helped him get there.

First Black NASA Administrator Charles Bolden 'Pleaded' To Get Into Naval Academy

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden delivers opening remarks during a panel discussion on the search for life beyond Earth at NASA Headquarters in 2014 in Washington, DC.

CLIMATE365  NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has experienced that rarest view of Earth from space, afforded only to astronauts. He reflects on that perspective in his new blog post, “Protecting Planet Earth,” as he outlines NASA’s scientific research role in President Obama’s new Climate Action Plan.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has experienced that rarest view of Earth from space, afforded only to astronauts.

Day of Remembrance NASA Administrator Charles Bolden participates in a wreath laying ceremony as part of NASA's Day of Remembrance, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery. The wreaths were laid in memory of those men and women who lost their lives in the quest for space exploration.

Day of Remembrance

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden participates in a wreath laying ceremony as part of NASA's Day of Remembrance, Friday, Jan. at Arlington National Cemetery.

The newly renovated and historic White Flight Control Room will be used to support NASA’s Orion spacecraft. The mission patches that adorn the walls reflect the control room's previous use in the Space Shuttle Program.

Visiting the Renovated Flight Control Room for NASA's Orion Spacecraft

Mission Operations Director Paul Hill talks to the media as NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa .

Humanity must act now if it hopes to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, NASA chief Charles Bolden says.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden discusses the Third U. National Climate Assessment at the space agency's Ames Research Center in California on May

Apollo 13 Astronaut Jim Lovell, left, former NASA Administrator Dan Goldin, Sen. John Glenn, third from left, and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, right, talk at a private memorial service celebrating the life of Neil Armstrong, Aug. 31, 2012, at the Camargo Club in Cincinnati. Armstrong, the firs

Neil Armstrong Memorial

NASA - Neil Armstrong Memorial I remember that July 1969 day when Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on the moon.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, and others in Building AE at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida monitor the Orion spacecraft as it returns to Earth and splashes down in the Pacific Ocean.

New Orion Spacecraft Completes First Spaceflight Test

Epic Photos from NASA's Orion Spaceship Flight Redefine Awesome

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