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RELEASE : 05-027
NASA Administrator to Visit Langley Research Center

Media Advisory

NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin will make his first visit to NASA's Langley Research Center Friday, May 13. Reporters are invited to meet the new Administrator and participate in a media roundtable at 3 p.m. in the NASA Langley newsroom.

To make arrangements for credentials, media representatives should contact Margarette Lynch at 864-6124 by noon Friday. Reporters will be met at the main gate at 2:40 p.m. and escorted to the briefing site.

Griffin was sworn in as NASA's 11th Administrator April 14, 2005. He was nominated by President George W. Bush on March 14, 2005, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate April 13.

Griffin returns to NASA where he previously served as Chief Engineer and Associate Administrator for Exploration at NASA Headquarters. He also worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

Prior to his appointment as Administrator, Griffin was serving as Space Department Head at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Before that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of In-Q-Tel, Inc., and has held several positions within Orbital Sciences Corporation, including Chief Executive Officer of Magellan Systems, Inc.

Griffin earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Johns Hopkins; a master's degree in aerospace science from Catholic University of America; a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland; a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California; a master's degree in applied physics from Johns Hopkins; a master's degree in business administration from Loyola College; and a master's degree in civil engineering from George Washington University.


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