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Head of NASA to speak at the University of Sydney


2 April 2012

Charles F Bolden Jr was appointed the head of NASA in 2009. [Image: NASA/Bill Ingalls]
Charles F Bolden Jr was appointed the head of NASA in 2009. [Image: NASA/Bill Ingalls]

The head of NASA, Charles F Bolden Jr, will speak at a public event on campus co-hosted by the US Studies Centre, CAASTRO (ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics) and the US Consulate General this Wednesday 4 April.

His presentation will discuss the next chapter in America's extraordinary story of space exploration and will include a Q&A with students and academics.

Retired Marine Corps Major General Charles Bolden Jnr travelled into orbit four times between 1986 and 1994 and was appointed the twelfth administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration by President Obama in 2009.

NASA launched its final space shuttle mission in July last year and turned the page in a remarkable period in America's history in space.

Major General Bolden will also discuss how NASA plans to carry out President Obama's mission to re-focus on the big picture of exploration and crucial research and development. The event is being held at the Great Hall in the Quadrangle and is free, but registration is essential.


Event details

What: NASA: a presentation

When: 10.30 to 11.30am, Wednesday 4 April

Where: Great Hall, the Quadrangle, Camperdown Campus

Cost: Free but registration essential

Bookings: Online at the US Studies Centre website 


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