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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was presented the Excellence in Public Service Award on June 21 by former Senator and astronaut John Glenn on behalf of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. The Excellence in Public Service Award honors a person who demonstrates outstanding dedication to public service. The award ceremony was held at the Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

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Cut #1- John Glenn, Frmr. Senator/astronaut

(TRT -00:21) “He’s taken over there and he is doing a great job and is as dedicated of a public servant as there is around and I think it is a particular pleasure to be here tonight to help award this award to Charlie because I think he deserves it very much and were glad he was selected this year. Charlie, congratulations.”
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Cut #2-  Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator

(TRT -00:12) “Accepting an award for public service is somewhat an oxymoron to me. You see, my parents who were both lifelong educators lived credo that service is the rent you pay for here on earth”

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