I never dreamt I'd be a spaceman: NASA chief, The Himalayan
"Head of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Charles Frank Bolden Jr. had never dreamt of becoming a spaceman when he was a school kid. "I was not so brilliant; nor had I ever dreamt of becoming a spaceman. When I started my career in the Marine Corps, I came to know what space meant," Bolden told a gathering of youth in Kathmandu today. Advising the youth on how to pave the way for success, Bolden said, "A risk taker wins the game but risk should not be taken in haste." Probably, Bolden is the first NASA chief to visit Nepal."
NASA administrator speaks to youth, Republica
"Interacting with the participants, Bolden shared his experiences of space. For him, his out of orbit exploration "strengthened his faith" religiously because he was able to see Earth from a different and unique perspective. "As far as we know, it's the only planet inhabited by life," Bolden, who was appointed by US President Barack Obama in May 2009, said. "We should take care of the planet."
"In line with these GEO societal benefit areas, NASA has reinvigorated its applied science programme to bring the results of our ground-breaking research back to the people in areas that address their immediate needs such as public health, air quality, disaster management, water management, weather and climate, NASA chief said."