During his tenure, NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin has been
one of the most influential leaders in the agency’s history. In
March, Mr. Goldin reached what may be his most significant
milestone, NASA’s longest-serving Administrator. This week, he
begins his 10th year in the front office.

After joining NASA in 1992, Administrator Goldin pioneered a
revolution to transform America’s aeronautics and space program.
His “faster, better, cheaper” approach has enabled the space
agency to deliver valuable programs during a time of declining
budgets, without sacrificing safety.

Within the past two weeks, Mr. Goldin’s legacy of outstanding
leadership has been honored with three prestigious awards.

Recognized as one of the visionary leaders in minority higher
education, the Administrator received the Federal Leadership
Award from the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher

The Metropolitan Washington Chapter of the ARCS Foundation, an
organization dedicated to filling the Nation’s need for
scientists and engineers, honored Mr. Goldin with the 2001 Eagle

Mr. Goldin also received this nation’s premier space award, the
Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy, from the National Space
Club. “I am both honored and humbled by this award,” said
Administrator Goldin. “This validates and supports NASA’s
continuing mission to pioneer the frontiers of space and
knowledge in order to achieve a safer, more secure, and more
fulfilling life here on Earth.”

Before coming to NASA, Goldin was Vice President and General
Manager of the TRW Space and Technology Group in Redondo Beach,
CA. During a 25-year career at TRW, Goldin led projects for
America’s defense and conceptualized and managed production of
advanced communication spacecraft, space technologies and
scientific instruments. He began his career at NASA’s Lewis
Research Center, Cleveland, OH, in 1962, and worked on electric
propulsion systems for human interplanetary travel.

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