On May 23, 2009, President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Bolden as NASA Administrator, and Lori Garver as Deputy NASA Administrator.
Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
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NASA, Assistant Deputy Administrator
USNA, Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen
Charles Frank “Charlie” Bolden, Jr.
Born August 19, 1946 (1946-08-19) (age 62)
Columbia, South Carolina
Time in space 28d 08h 37m
Selection 1980 NASA Group
Missions STS-61-C, STS-31, STS-45, STS-60
Charles Frank “Charlie” Bolden, Jr., (born August 19, 1946 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States) is a retired U.S. Marine Corps major general and a former NASA astronaut. A 1968 graduate of the United States Naval Academy (USNA), he became a Marine Aviator and test pilot. After his service with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, he became Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen at the USNA. Bolden is the virtual host of the Shuttle Launch Experience attraction at Kennedy Space Center. Bolden also serves on the board of directors for the Military Child Education Coalition.
On May 23, 2009, President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Bolden as NASA Administrator, and Lori Garver as Deputy NASA Administrator.  Bolden will take office after confirmation by the United States Senate.