Major General Charles Bolden – a former NASA administrator – talks to Kevin Fong about his extraordinary life, from childhood in racially segregated South Carolina to the first African American to command a space shuttle. He had originally hoped to join the Navy, but was unable to as an African American. Although Charles refused to take no for an answer and after much petitioning he was accepted. From there he reached for the stars.
The highest-ranked official of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Charles Bolden, was put on sick leave for 6 months, after he publicly declared that an extraterrestrial invasion would take place before 2025. A veteran
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 F. Bolden, Jr., NASA Administrator (July 17, 2009 - present)
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 NASA "human computer" Katherine Johnson at a reception to honor NASA's "human computers" on Thursday Dec. 1 2016 at the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton VA. December 02 2016
NASA's The Space Place March 20, 2014 :: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex on Wednesday to celebrates its 50th anniversary. Learn more about the Canberra Complex at http://www.cdscc.nasa.gov/Pages/about.html