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Biden Appoints Ellen Stofan to Lead NASA Agency Review Team
Ellen Stofan (Credit: Smithsonian Institution)
  • Former astronaut Pam Melroy and Kathryn Sullivan also named to review teams
  • Former XPRIZE vice president leads OSTP team

by Douglas Messier
Managing Editor

President-elect Joe Biden has appointed former NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan to lead the review team assigned to the space agency.

Stofan, a planetary scientist who became the first female director of the National Air and Space Museum in 2018, leads an eight-member team that includes former NASA astronaut Pam Melroy and former NASA chief scientist Waleed Abdalati.

Biden has also appointed Kathryn Sullivan, who was part of the first group of women recruited as NASA astronauts, to serve on the agency review team for the Department of Commerce.

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House, Senate Committees Set Dueling Hearings on America’s Future in Space

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology America in Space: Future Visions, Current Issues Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – 10:00 am EST Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building Witnesses Dr. Ellen Stofan, John and Adrienne Mars Director, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Former NASA Chief Scientist Dr. Peggy A. Whitson, Technical Consultant and Former Astronaut Mr. Frank A. Rose, Senior Fellow, Security and Strategy, The Brookings Institution, Former […]

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