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NASA : Dava Newman Begins Work as NASA’s Deputy Administrator .- Dava Newman comienza a trabajar como administrador adjunto de la NASA
Hola amigos: A VUELO DE UN QUINDE EL BLOG., hemos recibido información de la Agencia Espacial NASA, que el : Dr. Dava Newman comienza a trabajar como administrador adjunto de la NASA.
NASA Deputy Administrator Dr. Dava Newman walks to a
meeting with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, on Monday, May 18, her
first day on the job at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Dava Newman started her official duties as NASA’s new deputy administrator on Monday at the agency’s headquarters in Washington.
Newman was nominated in January by President Obama, confirmed by the
Senate in April and sworn in on Friday, May 15. The deputy administrator
position had been vacant since the departure of Lori Garver in
“I have known and admired Dava for several decades,” said NASA
Administrator Charles Bolden. “Her talents and skills as an educator and
technological innovator will bring a new energy to our NASA leadership
team, and I’m ecstatic to have her on board.”
Along with Bolden, Newman is responsible to the agency administrator
for providing overall leadership, planning, and policy direction for
NASA. Newman will perform the duties and exercises the powers delegated
by the administrator, assists the administrator in making final agency
decisions, and acts for the administrator in his absence by performing
all necessary functions to govern NASA operations and exercises the
powers vested in the agency by law. Newman also is responsible for
articulating the agency's vision and representing NASA to the Executive
Office of the President, Congress, heads of federal and other
appropriate government agencies, international organizations, and
external organizations and communities.
“I’m very excited to be at NASA,” said Newman. “I’m looking forward
to being a part of the agency’s work to expand humanity’s reach into
space, advance our journey to Mars and strengthen America’s leadership
here at home.”
Prior to her tenure with NASA, Newman was the Apollo Program
Professor of Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT) in Cambridge. Her expertise is in multidisciplinary research that
encompasses aerospace biomedical engineering.
Newman's research studies were carried out through space flight
experiments, ground-based simulations, and mathematical modeling. Her
latest research efforts included: advanced space suit design, dynamics
and control of astronaut motion, mission analysis, and engineering
systems design and policy analysis. She also had ongoing efforts in
assistive technologies to augment human locomotion here on Earth.
Newman is the author of Interactive Aerospace Engineering and Design,
an introductory engineering textbook published by McGraw-Hill, Inc. in
2002. She also has published more than 250 papers in journals and
As a student at MIT, Newman earned her Ph.D. in aerospace biomedical
engineering in 1992 and Master of Science degrees in aerospace
engineering and technology and policy in 1989. She earned her Bachelor
of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Notre
Dame in 1986.
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