Personnel News: May 2009 Archives

Paul Haney

Haney, 'voice of NASA' reporter, dies of cancer, AP

"Paul Haney, who was known as the "voice of NASA's Mission Control" for his live televised reports during the early years of the space program, has died of cancer. He was 80. Haney died Thursday at a nursing home. Kent House, owner of the Alamogordo Funeral Home, confirmed that Haney died of complications from melanoma cancer, which spread to his brain and was untreatable. Haney became NASA's information officer in 1958, three months after the space agency was formed and went on to manage information from the Gemini and Apollo flight programs. He pioneered a real-time system of reporting events as they happened in the first manned flight program, Project Mercury."

Obama Turns to NASA Veterans to Lead Space Agency, Science

"President Barack Obama has chosen two long-time advocates of human space flight to lead NASA. On 23 May, the White House nominated former astronaut Charles Bolden Jr. and Washington lobbyist Lori Garver to take the positions of administrator and deputy administrator, respectively, for the space agency. If confirmed by the Senate, Bolden and Garver will confront a series of momentous decisions on where to take NASA in the coming decade."

Keith's note: Science Magazine did not do their homework. Lori Garver is not a lobbyist. In fact, she only registered as a lobbyist for one year in 1988 for NSS/SpaceCause - 21 years ago.

Bolden calls graduates to action, Houston Chronicle

"A pilot and former Marine, Bolden encouraged the young doctors and scientists to follow the principles he learned in the Corps. "It's our core values -- honor, courage, commitment," he said. "... Be courageous in everything you do. Don't be afraid to stand up to someone who is about to do something wrong, because you know it's wrong. And be committed no matter where you happen to go."



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