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Rex Geveden selected as NASA associate administrator
Dean Acosta/Bob Jacobs
Headquarters, Washington Aug. 17, 2005
GEVEDEN SELECTED AS NASA ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin today named Rex Geveden as the
agency's associate administrator. In this capacity, Geveden has oversight
for all the agency's technical missions' areas and field center operations.
He will be responsible for programmatic integration between NASA's mission
directorates and field centers. He has been serving as acting associate
administrator since June.
In November 2004, Geveden became NASA's chief engineer. As chief engineer,
he was the independent technical authority, with responsibility for
establishing and maintaining technical requirements and standards across the
agency's programs and projects. Additionally, he was responsible for agency
engineering and project management policy, training, and tools.
Geveden was named deputy director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center,
Huntsville, Ala., in July 2003. At Marshall, Geveden shared responsibility
for one of the agency's largest field installations. He previously served as
deputy director of Marshall's Science Directorate, leading research and
development projects in space science, materials science, biotechnology,
earth science and space optics.
He also led NASA's Gravity Probe B program, steering development of
sophisticated hardware designed to test two features of Albert Einstein's
Theory of General Relativity. Geveden also was project manager for several
other successful efforts, including the Optical Transient Detector and
Lightning Imaging Sensor satellites, which produced data for the world's
first global map of lightning.
As manager of the Microgravity Science and Applications Department at
Marshall, Geveden led a team of 350 scientists and engineers in the
development of flight experiments for the microgravity environment. His
organization delivered many of the early payloads to the International Space
Geveden joined NASA in 1990. A native of Mayfield, Ky., he is a graduate of
Murray State University and earned his bachelor's degree in engineering
physics in 1983 and his master's degree in physics in 1984. In 2004, Geveden
earned the school's Distinguished Alumnus Award. Geveden is also a graduate
of the Program Management School at the Defense Systems Management College
in Fort Belvoir, Va., and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute for
Aeronautics and Astronautics.
He is married and has two children attending college.
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