Personnel News: February 2015 Archives

Pete Worden is Leaving NASA

Keith's note: NASA Ames Research Center Director Pete Worden will announce this afternoon that he is leaving NASA at the end of March.

Keith's update: NASA ARC Memo: All Hands Meeting: Pete Worden is Leaving NASA

"On Wednesday, Feb. 25, I informed NASA Administrator Bolden that I have decided to retire from federal service and pursue some long-held dreams in the private sector."

Worden Announces Retirement as NASA Ames Center Director

"Earlier today, Pete Worden notified me of his decision to retire as Director of NASA's Ames Research Center. After more than four decades of dedicated public service, Pete said it was time to pursue other opportunities. He is an innovative leader, and a tireless advocate for change who has well-positioned Ames and its people for the future exploration opportunities facing this agency."

Sonja Alexander Maclin

Keith's note: Sonja Alexander Maclin has passed away.

Service arrangements below.

Sonja was always the nicest person I talked to at NASA Headquarters - on any topic.

Steve Jurczyk Named Head of NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate

"NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Steve Jurczyk as the agency's Associate Administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate, effective Monday, March 2. The directorate is responsible for innovating, developing, testing and flying hardware for use on future NASA missions. Jurczyk has served as Center Director at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, since April of 2014."

Fitz Fulton

Fitzhugh 'Fitz' Fulton, revered military and NASA test pilot, dies at 89

"Pilot Fitzhugh "Fitz" Fulton Jr., known as the "Dean of Flight Test" for his involvement in pioneering programs including the space shuttle piggyback flights, died Wednesday at home in Thousand Oaks. He was 89.The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease, said his daughter, Ginger Terry. His four-decade career included flying for the military, NASA and Scaled Composites, headed by aviation pioneer Burt Rutan in Mojave."

Fitzhugh L. Fulton



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