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Character, Conscience, and Courage presents NASA's Charlie Bolden

***Please be seated by 9:50 a.m.***

09 Apr 1-1am

Charlie Bolden, Current Administrator of NASA, former NASA astronaut, and retired United States Marine Corps major general, will speak about his voyages into outer space, and how it took a great deal of courage as the pilot of his missions. He will also share of the character-building experiences that have prepared him to lead NASA at this critical time.

Charles Bolden retired from the United States Marine Corps in 2003 as the Commanding General of the Third Marine Aircraft Wing after serving more than 34 years, and is currently CEO of JackandPanther LLC, a privately-held military and aerospace consulting firm. Gen. Bolden began his service in U.S. Marine Corps in 1968. He flew more than 100 sorties in Vietnam from 1972-73. In 1980, he was selected as an astronaut by NASA, flying two space shuttle missions as pilot and two missions as commander. Following the Challenger accident in 1986, Gen. Bolden was named the Chief of the Safety Division at the Johnson Space Center with responsibilities for overseeing the safety efforts in the return-to-flight efforts. He was appointed Assistant Deputy Administrator of NASA headquarters in 1992. He was Senior Vice President at TechTrans International, Inc. from 2003 until 2005. Gen. Bolden holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis and a M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.

White Gravenor, Room 208

Georgetown University , 37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007

Add to Calendar 2011-04-09 01:00 2011-04-09 01:00 America/New_York Character, Conscience, and Courage presents NASA's Charlie Bolden Charlie Bolden, Current Administrator of NASA, former NASA astronaut, and retired United States Marine Corps major general, will speak about his voyages into outer space, and how it took a great deal of courage as the pilot of his missions. He will also share of the character-building experiences that have prepared him to lead NASA at this critical time. Charles Bolden retired from the United States Marine Corps in 2003 as the Commanding General of the Third Marine Aircraft Wing after serving more than 34 years, and is currently CEO of JackandPanther LLC, a privately-held military and aerospace consulting firm. Gen. Bolden began his service in U.S. Marine Corps in 1968. He flew more than 100 sorties in Vietnam from 1972-73. In 1980, he was selected as an astronaut by NASA, flying two space shuttle missions as pilot and two missions as commander. Following the Challenger accident in 1986, Gen. Bolden was named the Chief of the Safety Division at the Johnson Space Center with responsibilities for overseeing the safety efforts in the return-to-flight efforts. He was appointed Assistant Deputy Administrator of NASA headquarters in 1992. He was Senior Vice President at TechTrans International, Inc. from 2003 until 2005. Gen. Bolden holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis and a M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. White Gravenor, Room 208 , Georgetown University , 37th and O Streets, NW Washington, District of Columbia, United States 20007 MM/DD/YYYY