Why did NASA appoint a US army jet pilot to become chief executive and administrator of NASA?
Im talking about Charles F. Bolden.
- chanljkkLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
NASA did not appoint it's chief, the President did.
Think about a previous one, with a purely business background.
Bolden was an astronaut, and a pilot. So he was well qualified.
- Anonymous9 years ago
The President appoints the CEO of NASA, not NASA. NASA just agrees to or disputes the appointment. The President DOES listen to people in the higher levels of NASA. At least President Obama does. "W's" administration tried very hard to shut up NASA's top climatologist.Source(s): Bowen, Mark. 2008. "Censoring Science: Inside the Political Attack on Dr. James Hansen and the Truth of Global Warming.
- Mike1942fLv 79 years ago
You mean (besides getting his branch of service wrong)
"a retired United States Marine Corps major general
and former NASA astronaut.
A 1968 graduate of the United States Naval Academy,
he became a Marine Aviator and test pilot.
After his service as an astronaut, he became Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen at the Naval Academy."? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_F._Bolden,_Jr...
Do you think that major generals are dumb?
Astronauts are dumb
An Naval Academy education in engineering makes you dumb?
- 9 years ago
He was probably the most qualified.