Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: Richard H. Truly

Title: 
Richard H. Truly
Full Description: 
Vice Admiral Richard H. Truly served as NASA Administrator from May 14, 1989 to March 31, 1992. Prior to becoming Administrator, Adm. Truly served as NASA's Associate Administrator for Space Flight. In this position, he led the painstaking rebuilding of the Space Shuttle program after the Challenger accident. Adm. Truly's career began in the Navy and in 1965 he became one of the first military astronauts selected to the Air Force's Manned Orbiting Laboratory program in Los Angeles, California. He transferred to NASA as an astronaut in August 1969 then served as capsule communicator for all three Skylab missions in 1973 and the Apollo-Soyuz mission in 1975. He was pilot for the 747/Space Shuttle Enterprise approach and landing test flights during 1977, and his first space flight was November 12-14, 1981, as pilot of Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-2). After leaving NASA, Adm. Truly became Vice President and Director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta.
Date: 
UNKNOWN
NASA Center: 
Headquarters
Publication Information: 
Please note that the image number assigned to this image is not an official NASA number. It is for GRIN database purposes only.
Subject Category: 
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
Keywords: 
Administrator
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Challenger
facet_where: 
Atlanta
facet_who: 
Richard H. Truly
facet_when: 
1965
facet_when_year: 
1965
Image #: 
Truly01
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000090.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2002-000090
Center: 
HQ
Center Number: 
Truly01
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2002-000090
Creator-Photographer: 
NASA
Original Source: 
DIGITAL