Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by TheMasterOfOrion, Jan 10, 2009.
Sorry. Phil Plait got my vote!
Just got an e-mail from Wil, who says he voted for Phil, too!
I dunno, I think maybe we should vote for Mike. Then he can push the building of GNDN spacecraft - Goes Nowhere and Does Nothing. He can also open up that Yodeldine spacecraft building facilty.
Isn't that Yoyodyne? The future begins tomorrow...
I voted for Peter Griffin.
If any of you watch NASA TV, Mike Griffin will be giving what could be his last NASA Update this Friday at 11 AM Eastern.
NASA doesn't need Wesley Crusher until they have a spacecraft with a torpedo tube to launch him out of.
Squiggy, I'll probably watch. I don't think the Obamanation will be re-upping Griffin. Currently it sounds like the transition team is favoring some earth science dude, which will transition NASA to NAD(irt)A.
UPDATE: Nope the Earth sciences guy didn't get the nod. Obama has selected a fighter pilot:
An email has just been sent out saying that Chris Scolese is acting Administrator and Mike's resignation has been in effect since noon yesterday since he had not heard back to the contrary.
Squiggy, thanks for the update. I did notice the *acting* in there. Is that typical procedure for the guy that gets the office, or is he a placeholder till Obama picks his winner?
Placeholder. There haven't been any confirmation hearing nor an official announcement from the administration regarding NASA's administrator so the new person - whoever that may be - can't serve in any capacity.
Oh, and Chris Scolese is NASA's Head Engineer and a genuinely good guy.
Hot off the presses:
Obama Administration Names Interim NASA Leadership
The Obama Administration has announced several interim leadership changes for NASA, which are effective immediately.
Christopher Scolese, NASA's associate administrator, will serve as acting administrator until a successor to Michael Griffin has been nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Ronald Spoehel, NASA's chief financial officer and a political appointee from the previous Administration, has been asked to continue in his present position.
Several other posts usually held by political appointees will have acting leaders until the positions are filled by the Administration.
Mary D. Kerwin, deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, will serve as acting chief of the Office of Strategic Communications and the acting assistant administrator for the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Robert Jacobs, deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Public Affairs, will serve as the office's acting assistant administrator.
Kristen Erickson, deputy director of the Communications Planning Division of the Office of Strategic Communications, will serve as the acting division director.
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