Thursday, October 22, 2009

NASA administrator visits Ala. space center

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was in Huntsville on Wednesday to take part in meetings and to visit four schools.

Bolden was visiting Lincoln Elementary School, Columbia High School and Huntsville Center for Technology, and Horizon Elementary School in Madison.

He also planned to sit in on meetings at Marshall Space Flight Center. Marshall spokeswoman June Malone says the meetings will focus on Ares, the rocket program slated to replace the space shuttle.

Bolden, a former Marine Corps major general, will take part in the Wernher von Braun Symposium and dinner held at the Von Braun Center.

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