“For nearly 40 years, I have been honored to serve my country and
contribute in so many ways to human space flight. I have seen human
space flight progress from a mission of less than a day in length to a
permanent presence in orbit,” retiring International Space Station
Program Manager Tommy Holloway said. “I am proud to have been associated
with what has been an unbroken string of successful human spacecraft
flown by NASA. Among them, however, perhaps my greatest privilege has
been to contribute to the continued success and safety of the
International Space Station. A fantastic, dedicated team of people has
persevered to build the station that exists today. They have built it
with a technological excellence that has exceeded all expectations. For
the past two years, Bill Gerstenmaier and I have worked
shoulder-to-shoulder, and I have complete confidence that as I move on,
the ongoing assembly and operation of the station will be in the best of

Statement from International Space Station Deputy Program Manager Bill
Gerstenmaier, who has been named program manager upon Holloway’s

“It has been a tremendous experience to work with Tommy for the past two
years on the International Space Station. His leadership and guidance
have been critical to the success of our assembly and on-orbit
operations. I personally have learned a great deal from him and I speak
for the entire Space Station team when I say we will miss his
leadership,” said International Space Station Deputy Program Manager
Bill Gerstenmaier. “However, the International Space Station team is
composed of the most enthusiastic, capable and professional people with
whom I have ever worked, and I am excited about the days ahead. The
station faces challenges both in space and on the ground. This team has
the talent, skill and devotion to meet those challenges with flying
colors. Building the station has been an exercise in perfection, a
credit to the team, and I am certain the highest quality will prevail as
we continue.”