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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Visits Goddard
07.30.10
 
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden NASA Administrator Charles Bolden discusses the future with interns and fellows at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, July 29. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Bill Hrybyk
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Astronaut Leland Melvin and HQ Intern Katelyn Duran Astronaut Leland Melvin and HQ Intern Katelyn Duran did the pre-show. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Bill Hrybyk
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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden answers an interns' question NASA Administrator Charles Bolden answers a student's question. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Bill Hrybyk
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On Thursday, July 29, 2010 NASA Administrator Charles Bolden attended a townhall meeting at Goddard Space Flight Center to talk with NASA interns, fellows and scholars about the importance of continued interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

Telling the crowd they are “the future of NASA,” Bolden addressed questions about keeping manned space flights relevant, creating stronger relationships with commercial space vendors and keeping the fire ignited under space exploration.

“If you want to inspire a nation, tell them what you do,” he told the interns.

Bolden hopes to use education programs such as NASA’s One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) to help graduate and undergraduate students submit one application for up to 15 educational opportunities.
 
 
Christina Coleman
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center