17 March 2005
News - General (None)
NASA Administrator O'Keefe Steps Down
Dr. Michael Griffin appointed
by Carol Pinchefsky
by Carol Pinchefsky

10th NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe has stepped down from his position. O'Keefe has allegedly been offered $500,000 per year as chancellor at Louisiana State University, a healthy cut above the $150,000 per year the administrator currently takes home.

Dr. Michael Griffin has been named his successor. 11th NASA administrator is more than fully qualified. According to a NASA bio, Griffin has several college degrees, including a doctorate in aerospace engineering.

According to an article on ABC.com, Griffin appears to agree with President Bush's plans for manned space flight, specifically the goal of sending people to Mars. No word on whether or not space tourism is in line with the future administrator's goal.
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Carol Pinchefsky 17 March 2005
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