Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: Astronaut Administrator Richard Truly

Title: 
Astronaut Administrator Richard Truly
Full Description: 
Astronaut Richard H. Truly, pilot of the Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-2 and Commander of Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-8, became NASA's eighth Administrator on July 1, 1989. One day earlier he concluded a 30 year Naval career retiring as a Vice Admiral. He was the first astronaut to head the nation's civilian space agency. Truly became Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight on February 20, 1986. In this position, he led the painstaking rebuilding of the Space Shuttle program less than one month after the Challenger disaster. This was highlighted by the much heralded "Return to Flight" on September 29, 1988 with the launch of Shuttle Discovery, 32 months after Challenger's final flight. On February 12th, 1992 Richard Truly resigned as NASA Administrator at the request of President George Bush.
Date: 
10/01/1979
NASA Center: 
Headquarters
Subject Category: 
Astronauts
Keywords: 
Administrator
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Challenger
facet_who: 
Richard H. Truly
facet_when: 
10-01-1979
facet_when_year: 
1979
Image #: 
S79-36527
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001708.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-001708
Center: 
HQ
Center Number: 
S79-36527
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2000-001708
Creator-Photographer: 
NASA
Original Source: 
DIGITAL