The Guilford College Bryan Series Presents: Charles Bolden – First African American NASA Administrator

posted on September 1, 2023 by Abigail Phillips

When: February 8, 2024 at 7:30pm

Where: Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets: To purchase tickets, click here

About Charles

Charles served as the 12th NASA Administrator (2009-17) and was the first African American and only the second former astronaut to hold the positoin. As NASA Administrator he oversaw the transition from 30 years of Space Shuttle missions to a new era of exploration focused on full utilization of the International Space Station, among other accomplishments. He was commander of the Space Shuttle Atlantis in 1992 and Space Shuttle Discovery in 1994 and flew two other missions as a pilot. His mentor in the astronaut program was Ronald McNair, N.C. A&T graduate and fellow South Carolinian. He flew over 100 combat missions during the Vietnam War.

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