NASA said Friday it has named its ninth director of the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. William Parsons, who managed the space shuttle program's return to space after the 2003 Columbia tragedy, will take over for James Kennedy, who is retiring.
NASA's Washington Administrator Michael Griffin, who appointed Parsons, applauded the move. "(Parson) is the right person to take Kennedy Space Center through the end of the shuttle era and into the era of lunar exploration."
Parsons, 49, joined the Kennedy Space Center in 1990 as a launch site support manager in shuttle operations. … Read more