Griffin Confirmed by Senate

Editor's update: 8:00 PM EDT - Mike Griffin was confirmed by the U.S. Senate this evening. He may be sworn in as early as tomorrow (Thursday) morning - with an all hands to follow later in the day - or perhaps Friday.

Dr. Michael D. Griffin to Become NASA Administrator, NASA HQ

"The U.S. Senate tonight confirmed the nomination of Dr. Michael D. Griffin as NASA's 11th Administrator. He is expected to be sworn in later this week."

Sen. Hutchison Applauds Confirmation of New NASA Administrator Griffin

Commerce Committee Chairman Stevens' Statement on the Nomination and Confirmation of Dr. Michael Griffin to be NASA Administrator

"Dr. Griffin succeeds a close friend and former leader of my staff, Sean O'Keefe. Sean did an admirable job getting the agency's finances under control and, more importantly, holding NASA together after the Columbia tragedy. We were lucky NASA had such a leader during that trying time. At the Commerce Committee's hearing on Dr. Griffin's nomination I spoke of my recent travels with Sean, during which I was approached repeatedly by people who raved about Dr. Griffin. They all said he was the man for the job if he could be convinced to accept it. I am pleased the President appointed Dr. Griffin and I look forward to working closely with him and his team of talented professionals."

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This page contains a single entry by Keith Cowing published on April 13, 2005 9:00 PM.

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