October 17, 2001
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
The following is a statement by Acting Johnson Space Center Director Roy S. Estess regarding today’s announcement by NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin that he will depart NASA after almost 10 years as Administrator.
“During his tenure as NASA Administrator, Dan Goldin challenged this agency and its employees to work creatively, intelligently and safely in expanding a human presence in space. We have continued to safely fly the Space Shuttle, the most complex and imaginative vehicle ever to carry humans into space. We have entered an era of unprecedented human cooperation in space with the International Space Station, and we have maintained our commitment to the safety of all the people living and working in space.
On a personal note, I have been a Center Director during his entire tenure at NASA and I very much appreciate his commitment to the country, to NASA, and his support and help to me. Dan Goldin’s dedication to this country and its space program are well known. We will continue his commitment, flying humans safely in space and expanding our knowledge of the universe.”
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