A New Era for NASA? Charles Bolden Leads the Way
In April of 2010, President Barack Obama visited NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. There he called for a “transformative agenda” for the agency. Charles Bolden, who was appointed to head NASA in 2009, is charged with fulfilling this vision—which includes increased robotic exploration of the solar system, preparation for a manned-mission to Mars, and collaboration with private companies. Five years after Obama’s speech, we check in with Bolden to see what NASA has achieved and where the agency is headed in the years to come.
Plus, this month marks the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th annivesary. Check out this new version of an old scene—the iconic “Pillars of Creation.”
Charles Bolden is NASA Administrator in Washington, D.C.