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Administrator Bolden's Speeches -- Archive

  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association

    05.13.13 - We're in a brand new era of exploration -- one where we're advancing aeronautics and space technology development, transforming the ways we get to low Earth orbit, and setting our sights on farther destinations.

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  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, Humans to Mars Summit, George Washington University

    05.06.13 - I want to thank Explore Mars, Inc. and GW’s Space Policy Institute for bringing us together for this important summit. Interest in sending humans to Mars has never been higher, both from our international counterparts and from a growing number of American commercial space companies, many of whom are represented at this conference.

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  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, Primi Piatti Dinner

    04.29.13 - You only need to follow the news a little bit to be aware of how much is going on in space right now. For instance: a successful test launch by Orbital Sciences, NASA's second commercial partner for station resupply. Announcement of a first-ever mission to retrieve and relocate an asteroid. Discovery of two new planetary systems with super-Earth-size planets in the habitable zone of their star. First light from our new Landsat satellite that is observing the Earth in multiple wavelengths.

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  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, U.S. India Civil Space Joint Working Group

    03.21.13 - It’s my pleasure to be here this morning for the fourth U.S.-India Civil Space Joint Working Group meeting. I am pleased to welcome my colleagues from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Ministry of Earth Science to Washington, and to greet my colleagues from NOAA and USGS. I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to the State Department for hosting today’s meeting.

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  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

    03.20.13 - Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee, I am pleased to have this opportunity to update the Subcommittee on NASA’s continuing progress in implementing the bi-partisan program for NASA agreed to by the President and Congress, which will ensure the United States continues to lead the world in space exploration, technology, innovation, and scientific discovery.

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  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, 51st Annual Goddard Memorial Symposium, “Success Through Interdependence”

    03.20.13 - Since 1954, the American Astronautical Society has been a big part of the heart and soul of America’s space program and a great friend to NASA. Thank-you for your commitment to space exploration and thank-you for standing with NASA.

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  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives

    03.19.13 - Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear today to discuss the topic of Near Earth-Objects (NEOs).

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  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, Orion Exploration Design Challenge, Johnson Space Center

    03.15.13 - I want to welcome all of you to the Johnson Space Center. For more than 50 years, JSC has played a vital role in America’s human spaceflight program both as our storied home of mission control and the place where every astronaut trains to earn their wings.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, First Flight Society, 100th Anniversary of Marine Corps Aviation

    12.17.12 - It's an honor to be recognized at a monument named for an aviation pioneer who has been responsible for so much of the history of my field being preserved. Thanks to Mr. Garber, the amazing flying machines that continually inspire new generations to take to the sky, or even to space, will be seen and appreciated for generations.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, Bradley University Mid-Year Commencement

    12.15.12 - This is a special honor for me in several ways. But the first real reason for my being here is in response to , a request of a mutual friend – former Illinois Congressman, current Secretary of Transportation, Peoria native, and Bradley grad, Ray LaHood.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, Atlantis Rollover/Signing Ceremony

    11.02.12 - In the magnificent space ship behind me are the tangible representations of a nation's hopes and dreams. We couldn't be where are, poised for tomorrow's progress, without the space shuttle, and there are more exciting things happening right now at Kennedy and all of NASA.

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  • Administrator Bolden's Remarks at Tuskegee Airman Scholarship Foundation

    10.04.12 - Thank you. There are so many people I want to thank for this honor, beginning with my parents, Charles, Sr. and Ethel Bolden and two Columbia, South Carolina school teachers – King Benjamin Lindberg Jeffcoat and James P. Neal – who taught me at an early age that if I stayed in school, stayed out of trouble and kept the faith…there was nothing I couldn’t do.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at World Affairs Council

    09.18.12 - Thank you for inviting me to speak here today. As a longtime supporter and board member of the Houston World Affairs Council, it's always good to reconnect with this wonderful organization.

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  • Administrator Bolden's Remarks at the Memorial Service for Neil Armstrong

    09.13.12 - Neil will always be remembered for taking humankind’s first small step on a world beyond our own, but it was the courage, grace, and humility he displayed throughout his life that lifted him above the stars.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, Commercial Space Announcements Kennedy Space Center

    08.23.12 - Today, I’m back to announce some other significant milestones our commercial space partners are making, and highlight the other aspects of the ambitious American space program to which the President and Congress have agreed.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, Science and Technology Policy Institute

    08.14.12 - As you may know, Curiosity is the most sophisticated rover ever built and sent to another planet. For the next two years, it will seek to answer ago-old questions about whether life ever existed on Mars – or if the planet can sustain life in the future.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, Closing International Space University, Space Studies Program

    08.03.12 - It's great to share your accomplishments as you near the end of the ISU Space Studies Program and to share the program's 25th anniversary. We've been so excited to have you here in Florida taking advantage of the deep resources of the Kennedy Space Center and the Florida Institute of Technology.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, John H. Glenn Lecture in Space History

    06.28.12 - When John first flew, he not only undertook a dangerous mission, he personified America's dreams -- what we believed we could be -- through his unflappable nature and his confidence. He helped us believe in what we could achieve.

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  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, Commencement at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

    06.16.12 - Greetings and congratulations to the graduating class of 2012 of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, and thank you to the many public and private community partners who have embraced this school and these students.

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  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, at Wesley Brown Memorial

    06.06.12 - Crystal, Carol, Wiletta, Wesley Jr., Gary, grandkids, friends, distinguished guests and all the members of Wesley Brown’s extended family…I stand before you today as a proud child of Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown’s sacrifice.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, Blastoff: Encouraging Young People to Enter and Stay in the STEM Fields

    06.06.12 - I think we all agree that the need for more qualified STEM professionals in America is everybody’s problem and all of us must be part of the solution.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, National Space Society International Space Development Conference

    05.25.12 - As we gather here this morning to talk about the future of exploration, that future is being defined -- and history is being made -- right now as the SpaceX Dragon capsule is joined with the International Space Station.

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  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, on Memorial Day 2012

    05.24.12 - For many Americans, Memorial Day has come to symbolize family gatherings and the start of summer. But, as an agency that owes so much to the men and women who serve in our armed forces, we at NASA have traditionally set aside this day to honor our nation’s fallen heroes in special ways.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, 2012 SBA Small Business Week Breakfast

    05.21.12 - NASA is charting the next horizon in exploration at the same time we're making an impact on people's everyday lives. I want to talk a little this morning about what that means for small business, because those partnerships lead to innovation and job creation that impacts communities everywhere and technologies that are very often spun off for wider use.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Commencement

    05.18.12 - Our vision at NASA is to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind. That is a vision that challenges all of us.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, COMSTAC Advisory Committee Public Meeting

    05.10.12 - This is an exciting time for all of us who are devoted to space exploration, especially for the team at NASA. We are literally at the brink of a new era in space exploration.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, National Space Symposium

    04.17.12 - At the time of last year's National Space Symposium, we were still flying out the shuttle manifest. This morning, Discovery landed at Dulles International Airport on its way to its new home at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy center for millions of visitors to learn from and enjoy.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, United Nations Academic Impact, International Day of Human Space Flight

    04.12.12 - I am extremely honored that I was invited to speak with you on this second annual United Nations International Day of Human Space Flight.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, Outstanding Leader Award, National Association for Urban Debate Leagues

    04.12.12 - Let me also say thank you to the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues for the invitation to be a part of this event tonight and to be recognized by the organization. It's quite humbling and an honor to be the first recipient of the Outstanding Leader Award.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the World Affairs Council: NASA in a Dynamic International Environment

    03.31.12 - Despite a constrained fiscal environment, this budget continues to ambitiously implement the space exploration program agreed to by the President and a bipartisan majority in Congress . . . laying the foundation for remarkable discoveries here on Earth and in deep space.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, Aero Club Luncheon

    03.27.12 - Despite constrained economic times, we have made sustainable choices to provide stability and continuity to existing priority programs and set the pace for opening the next great chapter in exploration.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at 50th Anniversary of Senate Youth Program

    03.08.12 - Thank you, Alexis (Brewe – SC student participant/introducer). And thanks to all of you for letting me share some time with you during this special week. Congratulations on this high honor of being accepted as a participant in the Senate Youth Program.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden "Celebrating John Glenn's Legacy," at Cleveland State University

    03.02.12 - Thank you, everyone, for your moving remarks. SEN Glenn, you inspire deep respect, admiration and affection in so many people. I think even those who don't know you have a sense of the steady, confident presence you have been from the earliest days of the space program.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Charles Bolden at the NASA Budget Fiscal Year 2013 Rollout

    02.13.12 - It's my privilege to share NASA's FY2013 budget -- a $17.7 billion dollar blueprint for NASA and the nation to embark on an ambitious plan of space exploration that will take us farther into the solar system than we have ever gone before.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Charles Bolden at the President's Jobs Council Event

    02.03.12 - At NASA, our missions have always inspired generations to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, careers and today, that need is greater than ever.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Charles Bolden at the Reserve Officers Association National Security Symposium

    01.30.12 - My military career opened vistas that I never could have dreamed possible when I was a student in the segregated South trying to live up to the high ideals of my parents to get a good education and pursue my dreams.

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  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, on Day of Remembrance 2012

    01.26.12 - This last week of January, as we do every year, the NASA family honors those who have lost their lives carrying out our missions and pays tribute to their lives and memories.

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  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator speaks at the 44th Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service

    01.16.12 - As a former pilot and astronaut, I have had a few out-of-this world experiences. But I have to tell you that standing in the pulpit where Dr. King, Daddy King and now Rev. Warnock have inspired so many is an out-of-body experience for me. The spirit is truly in command this morning.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at Space Transportation Association Luncheon

    12.05.11 - I start with all of these achievements because even though people think of NASA as a technical agency that does amazing science, it is good management, great people, and innovative ideas that are the backbone of our success. These are exciting times for the aerospace industry and especially for us at NASA.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at First U.S. Space States and Federal Government Space Forum

    11.30.11 - Ever since we got our roadmap forward in the form of the NASA Authorization Act of 2010 last fall -- which was passed with strong bi-partisan Congressional support and signed by President Obama -- we've been moving toward the missions of tomorrow and the capabilities we'll need to visit new places, launch cutting edge science missions and help develop the next generation of aviation systems from which we'll all benefit.

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  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator Speaks at National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

    11.29.11 - Thank you. I accept this award on behalf of an incredibly dedicated NASA team, including the more than 180 NASA astronauts since 1959 who have been active in Scouting. My thanks to National Capital Area Council Scout Executive, Les Baron. Congratulations on your Centennial year celebration.

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  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator Speaks at Congressional Gold Medal Event

    11.16.11 - Mr. Speaker, Mr. Reid, Mr. McConnell, Mrs. Pelosi, Members of Congress and honored guests. As we embark upon the next great chapter of human space exploration, we stand on the shoulders of the extraordinary men we recognize today. Those of us who have had the privilege to fly in space followed the trail they forged.

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  • Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator ASCAN Class of 2013 Application Event, NASA Headquarters

    11.15.11 - For 50 years, American astronauts have led the exploration of our solar system and expanded our knowledge about what it takes to live and work in space. Today, you are going to get a glimpse of why that will remain true for the next half-century.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, Northern Virginia Technology Council

    11.14.11 - Thank you for inviting me to join you this evening, and congratulations on your 20th anniversary. I’d like to thank the Virginia congressional delegation for their support of innovation in Virginia and the jobs and advancement it brings the nation.

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  • Administrator Bolden remarks, Armed Forces Alumni Association Veterans' Day Ball, Harvard Business School

    11.10.11 - Veterans’ Day and all it represents is very important to me. As most of you know, the majority of my career was spent as an active duty Marine.

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  • Administrator Bolden remarks, The Forrestal Lecture, United States Naval Academy

    11.08.11 - Being invited to deliver the Forrestal Lecture is quite special. Believe me, I know what an honor this is and given James Forrestal’s outstanding military and political legacy, including his fight for an integrated Navy in the 1940s, I am especially honored and delighted to be here tonight.

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  • Remarks For Administrator Bolden at the Johnson Space Center for the 2009 ASCAN Graduation

    11.04.11 - For more than 50 years, America has been the world's leader in space exploration. With your help, we will continue that leadership for the next 50.

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  • Remarks For Administrator Bolden at Small Business Awards Symposium and Ceremony

    11.03.11 - Small businesses are not only crucial to NASA; they are the backbone of the American economy. As the wheels of our economy continue to pick up steam, it is important to remember that small business is the engine that is getting us moving again.

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  • Remarks For Administrator Bolden at the Stennis Space Center 50th Anniversary

    10.15.11 - Stennis is now a centerpiece for the agency with testing activities in direct support of the new Space Launch System as well as our Commercial Crew Program.

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  • Remarks For Administrator Bolden at the International Astronautical Congress, Space Generation Congress

    10.01.11 - We tend to think of the future in terms of technologies, but it's your young minds and your passion for exploration that are going to create that future.

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  • Remarks For Administrator Bolden at the New Horizons Aviation Forum

    09.22.11 - NASA's space missions may sometimes be more high profile, but our aeronautics work is possibly the place where our work is most seen and felt by the general public on a daily basis.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the Air Force Association Air & Space Conference and Tech Exposition

    09.19.11 - Thank you for giving me this opportunity to share my vision of the future of NASA with folks who share my enthusiasm for aeronautics and space. After all, the first "A" in NASA stands for aeronautics. Our researchers and test facilities have made decades of contributions to improvements in aviation.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable, National Academy of Sciences

    08.25.11 - Our space missions may sometimes be more high profile, but NASA's aeronautics work is possibly the place where our work is most seen and felt by the general public on a daily basis, even when they're not aware of it.

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  • Remarks of Administrator Bolden at the Future Forum at the University of Maryland

    08.11.11 - These Future Forums are wonderful gatherings, because NASA is, always has been, and always will be, in the future business. It's been our job to conceive what might be possible, even though it might seem out of reach, and then marshal the human and technological resources to make it reality.

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  • Statement of Administrator Bolden Before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

    07.12.11 - NASA is aggressively moving forward with our next generation human spaceflight system development efforts as authorized.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the National Press Club

    07.01.11 - One week from today, NASA will launch its final Space Shuttle mission, turning the page on a remarkable period in America’s history in space, while beginning the next chapter in our nation’s extraordinary story of exploration.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the Georgia Tech Space Shuttle Symposium

    06.07.11 - Georgia Tech alumni have had a prominent role in Space Shuttle operations, starting with John Young, commander of STS-1 and Dick Truly, pilot of STS-2.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the National Science Foundation

    05.26.11 - NASA and NSF have a long history of collaboration both at the human and the cosmic level.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden on the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy's Address to Congress

    05.25.11 - I was a teenager when President Kennedy delivered his charge to Congress to land a man on the moon and return him safely, but those words sparked my imagination, as they did for millions.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the Monmouth University Commencement

    05.18.11 - For you in the Class of 2011, today is also about the future, and opportunities, and promise, and so many expectations. What a wonderful place to be! I hope you can carry some of what is in your hearts right now into the job search; into the workplace; into your role as citizens of the globe.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the Southern University Commencement

    05.13.11 - At NASA, we think of ourselves as one big extended family, and I'd imagine you might feel the same way here at Southern U. The connections you've made during your studies run deep, and many of the people you've met and experiences you've had here have now become permanent parts of your lives.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the DOT/FAA Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee

    05.11.11 - As I’m certain most--if not all--of you know, the current U.S. National Space Transportation Policy (2005) states that a “…fundamental goal of this policy is to ensure the capability to access and use space in support of national and homeland security, civil, scientific, and economic interests.”

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the Alan Shepard Symposium

    05.05.11 - With the same spirit of innovation and grit of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo Programs, we now move out on an exciting path forward where we will develop the capabilities to take humans to even more destinations in the solar system.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the Messenger and Shepard Stamp Unveiling

    05.04.11 - I also want to thank the U.S. Postal Service for their initiative in bringing awareness of space flight and science to wider audiences through these two works of art, and that's really what they are.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden on the 30th Anniversary of STS-1

    04.12.11 - You've inspired a generation, helped make the world a better place and have given us a roadmap for future space exploration...Today belongs not just to the hundreds of men and women who have flown on the shuttle, but to all of you who have helped their missions to succeed.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the International Space Station and Mars Conference

    04.06.11 - The ISS is the centerpiece of our human spaceflight endeavors for the coming decade – it’s our anchor for human exploration. The station's extension to at least 2020 will allow it to reach its full potential as an unprecedented orbiting laboratory.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the 49th Annual Goddard Memorial Symposium

    03.30.11 - I also want to say that human spaceflight has a very bright future. We have two more flights of the Space Shuttle, including the last flight of Endeavour, STS-134, in just three weeks and the final flight of Atlantis, STS-135, in June.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden to the Maryland Space Business Roundtable

    03.29.11 - It's been a busy couple of weeks because there is a lot happening as we work to safely fly out the shuttle, ramp up our next generation of space transportation and exploration activities and continue our important science missions.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the Dedication of the Dr. Ronald E. McNair Life History Center

    03.21.11 - It's appropriate that this facility is called a "life history" center. Because Ron's life mattered a lot to many people. His positive influence is still being felt and will continue to be felt for generations to come.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the National Transportation Safety Board Speakers Series

    03.17.11 - Things have changed. I have the honor today of being the first African American administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, serving under the nation's first black president.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

    03.10.11 - When President Obama said in his State of the Union address that he wanted our nation to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world, we at NASA knew what he wanted. It's the kind of philosophy that has always driven our thinking and our missions.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Rollout, Feb. 14, 2011

    02.14.11 - This entire NASA leadership team is working hard every day to help move NASA to the next level of innovation and excellence, and I thank each of them for their service on behalf of the American people.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, Heyward E. McDonald Lecture

    01.18.11 - It's my pleasure to join you tonight, in my hometown, surrounded by so much that brings back memories of my growing up and the years when Martin Luther King, Jr. was inspiring millions of people--not only with his living, vibrant oratory, but also with his deeply held beliefs. Beliefs that are timeless and universal.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden, Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Business and Professional Breakfast

    01.18.11 - I speak to a lot of business and professional groups, but it's wonderful to be back in my home state as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose contributions to a more peaceful and just world will never be forgotten.

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  • Remarks of Administrator Bolden at the AIAA New Horizons Forum

    01.05.11 - At NASA, the past year has been bittersweet. Each successive shuttle flight demonstrates the expertise of the phenomenal team that launches and returns our crews safely, and adds one more notch toward construction-complete of the International Space Station.

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  • NASA's 2011 Strategic Goals

    10.14.10 - Vision: NASA leads scientific and technological advances in aeronautics and space for a Nation on the frontier of discovery. Mission: Drive advances in science, technology, and exploration to enhance knowledge, education, innovation, economic vitality, and stewardship of the Earth.

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  • Statement by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden on the Chilean Miners Rescue

    10.13.10 - “On behalf of the entire NASA family, I want to ask that our heartfelt thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the courageous miners, their families and friends, and the dedicated people who have been working to safely reach those who are still trapped underground."

  • Statement by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Thanking Congress for 2010 Authorization Act Support

    09.29.10 - “We thank the members of Congress for their thoughtful deliberations about NASA’s future over the past months. Both the House and the Senate provided insight, ideas and direction that were truly exemplary of the democratic process."

  • NASA Administrator Calls Congressional Vote an Important Step Forward in Space Exploration

    09.29.10 - Today, a historic vote will occur in the House of Representatives on a comprehensive NASA authorization bill that is expected to chart the future course of human space flight for years to come.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the 82nd Annual National Technical Association Conference at Howard University

    09.09.10 - From the first decade until today, NTA leadership along with its members have had a remarkable history of achievement in the areas of education, research, engineering, science and technology.

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  • Remarks of Administrator Bolden at the NASA Green Aviation Summit

    09.08.10 - Our aging air traffic control system needs new capabilities, new technologies, and new ways of looking at the big picture.

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  • Remarks for Administrator Bolden at the Boeing Lecture Series -- Purdue University

    09.07.10 - Many of our astronauts count Purdue as their alma mater. From our first moonwalker Neil Armstrong to Mark Polansky, commander of last year's STS-127 space shuttle mission, I count 22 astronauts among the ranks of Boilermakers.

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  • Statement by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden about the NASA Prize Competitions

    09.07.10 - One year ago this month, the President released his "Strategy for American Innovation," calling for federal agencies to increase their ability to promote and harness innovation by using tools such as prizes and challenges. Within the government, NASA has been a pioneer and early-adopter of challenge approaches.

  • Remarks by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden at the Cleveland Club

    07.09.10 - I’d also like to take this opportunity to announce to this audience that I have selected Ramon “Ray” Lugo for appointment as the permanent Glenn Research Director effective the 18th of this month. Ray has a long and storied history with NASA beginning at the Kennedy Space Center as a co-op in 1975.

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  • Remarks of NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden at the American University in Cairo

    06.15.10 - Though not my first visit to your extraordinary country, it is my first visit here and to the region as NASA Administrator and, more importantly, the first time that a NASA Administrator has visited here in pursuit of cooperation in space.

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  • Commencement Address by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden at the California Institute of Technology

    06.11.10 - Members of the Cal Tech Class of 2010 - what an extraordinary time this is in your lives and the life of this great university. Thank you again for inviting me to share this special day with you.

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  • Commencement Remarks by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden at Chaparral High School

    06.11.10 - Since last July, I have had the privilege of leading the government agency whose charter is as expansive as it is essential to modern life. As we stand here today, more than 200 miles above us six astronauts are working night and day aboard the International Space Station.

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  • Remarks of NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden at the International Space Conference Dinner

    05.28.10 - I believe that the President’s FY 2011 budget request is good for NASA because it sets the agency on a sustainable path that is tightly linked to our nation’s interests. I also believe that what the President has put forward is the most authentically visionary policy for real human space exploration that we have had since President Kennedy challenged NASA to send humans to the moon.

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  • Statement of NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Before the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives

    05.26.10 - Chairman Gordon and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear today to discuss additional information about the President’s FY 2011 budget request for NASA, following the President’s important speech at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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  • Remarks by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden at the 7th Annual World Congress for Brain Mapping and Image Guided Therapy

    05.24.10 - For NASA, it is a time of bold new directions, new capabilities for America’s space program, and a renewed commitment to research and technologies that, if sustained by the Congress, will assure American global space leadership for generations to come.

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  • Commencement Address to the Class of 2010, Huston-Tillotson University, by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

    05.08.10 - My baby girl, Kelly, now an accomplished plastic surgeon and one of my chief mentors and counselors gave me wise advice for my address to you today--short, not too serious, tell them times will be tough, but it’s worth it!

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  • Statement of NASA Administrator Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, United States Senate

    04.22.10 - With the President’s budget, the United States has positioned itself to not only continue but also enhance our space leadership for years to come.

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  • Statement of NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at the National Space Symposium

    04.13.10 - I am honored to be here today representing the men and women of NASA. I want to say at the start that each and every one of us is absolutely committed to a vibrant future for this agency, and to the future of Human Spaceflight.

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  • Statement of NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Before the Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives

    03.23.10 - The President’s FY 2011 budget request is good for NASA because it sets the agency on a sustainable path that is tightly linked to our nation’s interests.

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  • Statement of NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to the Washington Space Business Roundtable

    03.16.10 - My first message to you is that this budget is good for NASA because it sets the agency on a sustainable path that is tightly linked to our nation’s interests.

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  • Statement of NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Before the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives

    02.25.10 - NASA is grateful for the support and guidance received from this Committee through the years and looks forward to working with you on enactment of the President’s bold new direction.

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  • Statement of NASA Administrator Charles Bolden before the Subcommittee on Science and Space, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

    02.24.10 - With the President’s new direction, the NASA budget will invest much more heavily on technology R&D than recent NASA budgets, which will in turn foster new technological approaches, standards, and capabilities that are critical to enable next-generation spaceflight, Earth-sensing and aeronautics capabilities.

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  • Statement by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at the National Press Club

    02.02.10 - Yesterday, we unveiled President Obama's historic budget that launched NASA on a bold and ambitious effort to explore new worlds, develop more innovative technologies, foster new industries and increase our understanding of the Earth, our solar system and the universe.

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  • Statement by NASA Administrator on the Fiscal Year 2011 NASA Budget

    02.01.10 - President Obama today has given us a bold challenge -- to become an engine of innovation, and the catalyst for an ambitious new space program that includes and inspires people around the world.

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  • Administrator Bolden's Keynote Address at the American Astronomical Society Winter Meeting

    01.05.10 - All together, NASA's Science Mission Directorate supports over 60 operating space missions. These missions are of great value to the nation and help us meet national needs in science, education, and technological innovation.

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  • Remarks for AIAA-WIA Luncheon With NASA Administrator Bolden

    12.09.09 - Since we took office last July, Lori has been a key member of our team, and plays a crucial role in the leadership of our agency. I am lucky to have her with me as we address the challenges that await us. Lori's presence and that of many other incredibly talented women in our NASA and contractor workforce is a tribute to the dedicated work of the Women in Aerospace.

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  • Remarks by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. at the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign Kickoff and Awards Ceremony

    10.22.09 - CFC provides a wonderful opportunity that allows all us as Federal employees show an act of love and compassion as we seek to help our children, neighbors and even fellow NASA employees.

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  • Remarks by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. at the Wernher Von Braun Memorial Symposium Dinner

    10.21.09 - Whatever direction NASA takes, technology and innovation will be keys to success.

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  • Remarks by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. at the National Association of Investment Companies

    10.20.09 - Today, we at NASA are devising ways to work with companies. I urge you, and all other investors, to take notice. Space may someday soon become the new thing in investing.

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  • Remarks by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. at the Space Entrepreneurship Forum

    09.23.09 - In 1981, we successfully launched the space shuttle and put the United States back in the lead technologically as a human space flight power.

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  • Administrator Bolden's Remarks at the Aerospace Industries Association

    09.16.09 - The NASA workforce is among our nation's most vital assets, along with our research laboratories, field centers, and all of our aviation and space hardware.

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  • Administrator's Remarks at the 'Race to the Moon: a Celebration with Space Legends' at the USS Midway Museum

    09.05.09 - It is an honor to be among so many astronauts that flew the great missions at the birth of the Space Age. Because of what you did in Mercury and Gemini, Apollo was possible. And Apollo was among the greatest achievements in exploration our country and the world has ever seen.

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  • NASA Administrator Charles Bolden's Remarks at the Space and Missile Defense Conference

    08.19.09 - NASA and DoD are very different organizations, but when it comes to space activities, we have a common foundation. Space is important to the Nation, regardless of whether the program is tagged with a NASA or DoD insignia.

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  • NASA Administrator Charles Bolden's Remarks at the National Air and Space Museum's Apollo 40th Anniversary Celebration

    07.20.09 - The Apollo astronauts are heroes in the truest sense of the word. Their dedication and bravery in exploring part of President Kennedy's New Frontier is a pivotal moment in human history that still will be celebrated thousands of years from now.

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  • Statement of Charles Bolden Before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate

    07.08.09 - Chairman Rockefeller, Ranking Member Hutchison and members of the Committee, it is an honor to come before you today as the President's nominee for Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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