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January 7, 2002

Bob Jacobs
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1600)

Chris Rink
Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.
(Phone: 757/864-6786)

Eileen Hawley
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

Release: N02-02

NOTE TO EDITORS: New NASA Administrator Begins Field Center Tour

NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe begins a tour of agency field centers this week with a trip to NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., on Thursday, Jan. 10. Administrator O'Keefe continues his tour Jan. 17 with a visit to NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston.

Administrator O'Keefe was sworn in Dec. 21 as the agency's 10th chief, following his confirmation by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 20. President George W. Bush nominated him for the position Nov. 14.

The Administrator will be available to briefly speak with media representatives during his tour of the Langley facility. For more information and to make arrangements for access to Langley contact Chris Rink at 757/864-6786.

During his trip to Houston, Administrator O'Keefe will be introduced by U.S. House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Texas). The two met Dec. 4 in the Representative's Washington office. For information regarding access to JSC during the Administrator's Jan. 17 visit, contact the newsroom at 281/483-5111.

The NASA Administrator plans to visit all the agency's field centers in the coming weeks. Additional information about Administrator O'Keefe is available on the Internet at:

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