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NASA Names Deputy Associate Administrator For Space Flight

Glenn Mahone/Doc Mirelson
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1600)

March 12, 2003

RELEASE: 03-100

Deputy Associate Administrator For Space Flight Lynn F.H. Cline

NASA Deputy Administrator Frederick Gregory today announced the appointment of Lynn F.H. Cline as Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Space Flight. Cline previously served as NASA's Deputy Assistant Administrator for External Relations.

"With her extensive knowledge of human exploration, other NASA Enterprises and the inner workings of NASA Headquarters, Lynn will provide key leadership and management for diverse space flight programs, " Gregory said.

As the Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight, Cline will be involved in planning, directing, implementing policies and allocating resources to enable a broad variety of capabilities across the NASA spectrum of mission areas.

NASA Associate Administrator for the Office of Space Flight, William Readdy said, "We will benefit greatly from Lynn's background, leadership, and experience. Her extensive expertise, knowledge of NASA and demonstrated leadership abilities across a broad portfolio will serve the Agency and the Enterprise well as we focus within human space flight on return to flight activities. We’re very pleased to welcome her aboard the Space Flight Team."

Cline has served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for External Relations since June 1997. She was responsible for NASA’s interaction with Executive Branch offices and agencies; international relations; administration of export control/international technology transfer functions; and the NASA history office.
An experienced spaceflight policy professional, Cline was the NASA lead negotiator with Canada, Europe, Japan and Russia for the International Space Station agreements signed in 1998. She was also responsible for NASA’s relations with Russia and other Eurasian States and has held a series of International Relations Specialist and management positions in NASA’s International Office since September 1975.

Cline has received numerous professional awards including the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank award in 1997 and NASA Exceptional Service Medals in 1988 and 1993. She is a recognized leader in professional societies such as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Women in Aerospace, the American Astronautical Society and the International Academy of Astronautics.
Cline received her B.A. from East Carolina University in 1976 and her M.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1979 in French language and culture.

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