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Geveden Resigns From NASA, Scolese New Associate Administrator

By | July 16, 2007

      NASA Associate Administrator Rex Geveden will leave NASA for a job in industry, and he will be replaced by Christopher Scolese, now the NASA chief engineer, the agency stated.

      Geveden, now the third-highest-ranking NASA leader, announced he will become president of Teledyne Brown Engineering in Huntsville, Ala., a unit of Teledyne Technologies.

      Geveden joined NASA in 1990 and has served since July 2005 as associate administrator, a position not filled in several decades but re-established by Griffin to integrate the technical and programmatic elements of the agency.

      Scolese joined the space agency in 1987. He previously served as deputy director of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and deputy associate administrator in the Office of Space Science, where he directed the NASA space science flight program, mission studies, technology development and overall contract management of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

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