Kennedy News

Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center

Aug. 4, 2003
RELEASE : 67-03
Note to Editors:
New KSC Director James Kennedy To Meet With Media Aug. 8
James W. Kennedy has scheduled his first meeting with the media for Friday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. at the KSC Press Site.

Kennedy assumes his new role as director of Kennedy Space Center, Aug. 9. The announcement was previously made by William F. Readdy, associate administrator for Space Flight at NASA Headquarters in Washington June 26.

Since his appointment here November 2002, Kennedy has served as KSC's deputy director. With this new appointment, he becomes KSC's eighth center director.

Prior to his assignment to KSC, Kennedy served as deputy director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. He also served as project manager for major initiatives including the X-34 and DC-XA, and led the One NASA effort to make the agency more effective and efficient by encouraging teamwork across all field centers.

Kennedy succeeds Roy D. Bridges Jr., who was appointed to lead NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., beginning Aug. 10. Bridges appointment as director of Langley Research Center was announced by Readdy June 13.

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NOTE-TO-EDITORS: Media interested in attending this local only event (it will not be carried on NASA TV) may contact the press site for further details.

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