Thu, May 15, 2003
Stennis Director Gets Hot Seat in Shuttle Program
Since Shuttle director Ron
Dittemore announced his imminent retirement
April 23, the short list of likely successors has been whittled
down, and now there's just one: William Parsons.
Parsons, 47, has been director at NASA's Stennis facility in
Mississippi since the retirement of Roy Estess on August 25 of
2001. He's a Marine, and an engineer. He joined NASA in 1990. He
will work with the retiring Dittemore for a short time, and take
over entirely when Mr D leaves, in a few weeks.
He said he knows what the new job could entail, and he enters
it, he said, "with a bit of trepidation." He continued, "This is a
big challenge for me and I had to think through it," before
accepting the position.
Apparently more a scientific than political mind, he was asked
if the Shuttle program will continue. He's waiting, as are the rest
of us, for the findings of the Columbia disaster board;
but he said that, "If things need to be changed, we will change
"We take great pride in Vietjet selecting the game-changing Geared Turbofan engine to power their aircraft fleet. Customers continuously recognize that this engine represents the p>[...]
Also: PWC PW307D, Icon Scandal, Memorial Day, IASO, Nat'l Warplane Museum, Gogo Cloud, Orbital ATK, Honor Flight Austin The Australia's Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, D>[...]
Campaign Is Titled 'Let's Do A Little More For Les' The National Warplane Museum has kicked off its first ever crowd funding project. While many are aware of crowdfunding and how i>[...]
Airliner 'Briefly' Out Of Contact With Air Traffic Controllers On the same day that EgyptAir Flight MS804 disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea, another airliner was in>[...]
Department Seeks Grants To Help Keep Aircraft Flying The police department in Toledo, OH may be forced to ground its helicopter unless it is able to identify a grant for the $300,0>[...]