Director of NASA Names Managing Director of the Goddard Space Flight Center

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George Morrow

George Morrow, director of the Goddard acting center

Credits: NASA / Bill Hrybyk

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has appointed George Morrow as interim director of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, in force on Thursday 1 August. Morrow will replace Chris Scolese, which starts from NASA to direct the National Reconnaissance Office.

Morrow has been deputy director of the Goddards center since April 2015 and previously held the position of director and deputy director of Goddard's flight project management. He began his career at Goddard in 1983 as a chief engineer of spacecraft battery systems. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in administrative engineering from George Washington University.

Scolese leaves NASA after 32 years of service. He worked as a director of the Goddards center for seven years, before becoming associate director of the agency at the NASA headquarters in Washington, who held the position of director of NASA in 2009 for six months. also held positions as chief engineer of NASA and deputy director of the Goddards center.

Goddard is the home of the largest national organization of scientists, engineers and technologists who build spacecraft, tools and new technologies to study the Earth, the Sun, our solar system and the universe.

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