Former Marine Charles Bolden, Jr takes charge at a tricky time for the space agency
Since January 20th, NASA has been flying without a pilot. Now, President Obama has appointed former Marine General and Space Shuttle pilot Charles Bolden, Jr. to grab the rudder and take right the craft.
Bolden inherits a tough job. With the impending end of the Space Shuttle program, no successor space craft available for a number of years, budget constraints, a debate over the future of manned flights to the moon and Mars, and a general apathy in the public about space flight, Bolden may be in for a rocky ride to rival his trips over Vietnam and into space.