Newman Begins Tenure as NASA Deputy Administrator

Newman Begins Tenure as NASA Deputy Administrator

Dava Newman was sworn in as Deputy Administrator of NASA on Friday and began work at the agency today.

Newman was confirmed by the Senate on April 27, about six months after President Obama initially nominated her for the position.   She succeeds Lori Garver who left the agency in September 2013.

NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman and NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden in photo released by NASA
on May 18, 2015, Newman’s first day on the job.  Photo credit: NASA

Newman obtained her Ph.D. from MIT in aerospace biomedical engineering in 1982 and has been a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and engineering sciences there since that time.  She also has served as director of MIT’s technology and public policy program.  She is perhaps best known for her designs of spacesuits for use on the surface of Mars.

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