NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden Tours Dryden
NASA administrator Charlie Bolden (center), accompanied by NASA Dryden center director David McBride (left), is briefed on sonic boom reduction and mitigation research by supersonics engineer Ed Haering in front of a NASA F/A-18 during a tour of NASA Dryden research aircraft and facilities Feb. 23.
Bolden was briefed on a variety of current environmental, space science and aeronautical research efforts during his visit to NASA Dryden, and was scheduled to participate in groundbreaking ceremonies for the center's new Facilities Support Center Thursday afternoon.
Bolden outlined NASA's future course in space exploration, environmental and aeronautical research before the Antelope Valley Board of Trade's 2012 Business Outlook Conference in Lancaster, Calif., on Feb. 24. Bolden also visited NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., during his three-day visit to NASA's West Coast centers.
Below, NASA administrator Bolden (left foreground), accompanied by McBride (at right), is briefed on science mission operations by Randy Albertson, NASA Airborne Science deputy program director, during a tour of NASA Dryden research aircraft and facilities Feb. 23. Also participating in the briefing in front of Dryden's Gulfstream-III aeronautical test bed was Ikhana project manager Mauricio Rivas, (at left, behind Bolden).
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NASA photos by Tom Tschida and Kevin Rohrer