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Obama expected to name first black man to run NASA

Latest update : 2009-05-23

Charles Bolden, a former US astronaut, is expected to become Barack Obama's choice to head NASA, according to the Los Angeles Times. If the Senate confirms his appointment, he will be the first African American to lead the US space agency.

AFP - US President Barack Obama will name black former astronaut Charles Bolden as NASA administrator, The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
  
Citing three unnamed congressional sources, the newspaper said that if confirmed by the Senate, the retired Marine Corps general would be the first African American to head the agency.
  
The announcement will be timed to the landing of the shuttle Atlantis, which remained in orbit Friday because of bad weather but will return to Earth on Saturday or Sunday, the report said.
  
The sources were called Friday and briefed on the selection by the White House, the paper said
  
The president will also announce that his campaign space advisor, Lori Garver, will be Bolden's deputy, The Times reported.

Date created : 2009-05-23

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