Faces of a new frontier
On Tuesday, NASA administrator Charles Bolden talked up a more immediate dispensation--$50 million, from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, going to five companies to support commercial crew development efforts.
Bolden then introduced representatives of those companies, and two other businesses involved in the government's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program, as "space pioneers" and "the faces of a new frontier."
Those faces, from left, belong to the following, in the company of Bolden and a White House official: Ken Bowersox, vice president of astronaut safety at Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX; David Thompson, CEO of Orbital Science; Mark Sirangelo, chair of the SNC Space Systems Board at Sierra Nevada Corp.; Bolden; John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Jane Poynter, president of Paragon Space Development; Brewster Shaw, general manager of NASA Systems at Boeing; Robert Millman of Blue Origin; and Mike Gass, CEO of United Launch Alliance.
February 6, 2010 11:00 AM PST
Photo by: NASA/Bill Ingalls
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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