NASA Audio File

Bolden Speaks To "Women In Aerospace"
Excerpts of a luncheon speech given by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden before members of Women in Aerospace of Washington, D.C. on Dec. 9, 2009. WIA is an organization dedicated to expanding women's opportunities for leadership, increasing their visibility in the aerospace community, and facilitating discussion of issues important to women.

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Charlie Bolden
NASA Administrator

CUT 1 (:29) – BOLDEN: As we all know, NASA is vitally important to our country’s standing as a leader in the areas of technology and science. I personally believe that NASA can be a powerful driver in our nation’s economy through innovation and technology development, through the programs and products we manage, and also through helping to develop a strong pipeline or STEM or Science Technology Engineering and Math for those of your not into acronyms…in our younger generation.
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CUT 2 (:26) – BOLDEN: In the area of science, technologies, and aerospace, we also have more diversity in top levels than we had in the past. A few examples, of course, at NASA I’m proud to have Lori Garver as my Deputy Administrator. At NOAA, Jane Lubchenco is the Administrator and Linda Hudson, for example, is the CEO of BAE Systems. While this is extremely impressive, I believe we can do better.
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