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Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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NASA Seal
Constituent part of the Administrator's standard
Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
Incumbent
Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

since July 17, 2009
Term length At the pleasure of the President
Inaugural holder Thomas Keith Glennan
Website Charles F. Bolden, NASA

The Administrator and Deputy Administrator of NASA are the highest-ranked officials of NASA, the space agency of the United States. The Administrator serves as the senior space science adviser to the President of the United States. According to NASA, the role of the Administrator is to "lead the NASA team and manage its resources to advance the Vision for Space Exploration."

Administrators

Photograph Name Term start Term end Term length Ref(s)
T. Keith Glennan GlennanDr. T. Keith Glennan 1958-08-19August 19, 1958 1961-01-20January 20, 1961 0885885 days
Hugh L. Dryden DrydenDr. Hugh L. Dryden (acting) 1961-01-21January 21, 1961 1961-02-14February 14, 1961 002424 days
James E. Webb WebbJames E. Webb 1961-02-14February 14, 1961 1968-10-07October 7, 1968 27922792 days
Thomas O. Paine PaineDr. Thomas O. Paine (acting) 1968-10-08October 8, 1968 1969-03-21March 21, 1969 0164164 days
Thomas O. Paine PaineDr. Thomas O. Paine 1969-03-21March 21, 1969 1970-09-15September 15, 1970 0543543 days
George M. Low LowDr. George M. Low (acting) 1970-09-16September 16, 1970 1971-04-26April 26, 1971 0222222 days
James C. Fletcher FletcherDr. James C. Fletcher 1971-04-27April 27, 1971 1977-05-01May 1, 1977 21962196 days
Alan M. Lovelace LovelaceDr. Alan M. Lovelace (acting) 1977-05-02May 2, 1977 1977-06-20June 20, 1977 004949 days
Robert A. Frosch FroschDr. Robert A. Frosch 1977-06-21June 21, 1977 1981-01-20January 20, 1981 13091309 days
Alan M. Lovelace LovelaceDr. Alan M. Lovelace (acting) 1981-01-21January 21, 1981 1981-07-10July 10, 1981 0170170 days
James M. Beggs BeggsJames M. Beggs 1981-07-10July 10, 1981 1985-12-04December 4, 1985 16081608 days
William R. Graham GrahamDr. William R. Graham (acting) 1985-12-04December 4, 1985 1986-05-11May 11, 1986 0158158 days
James C. Fletcher FletcherDr. James C. Fletcher 1986-05-12May 12, 1986 1989-04-08April 8, 1989 10621062 days
Dale D. Myers MyersDale D. Myers (acting) 1989-04-08April 8, 1989 1989-05-13May 13, 1989 003535 days
Richard H. Truly TrulyVAdm (Ret.) Richard H. Truly (acting) 1989-05-14May 14, 1989 1989-06-30=June 30, 1989 004747 days
Richard H. Truly TrulyVAdm (Ret.) Richard H. Truly 1989-07-01July 1, 1989 1992-03-31March 31, 1992 10041004 days
Daniel S. Goldin GoldinDaniel S. Goldin 1992-04-01April 1, 1992 2001-11-17November 17, 2001 35173517 days
Daniel R. Mulville MulvilleDr. Daniel R. Mulville (acting) 2001-11-19November 19, 2001 2001-12-21December 21, 2001 003232 days
Sean O'Keefe O'KeefeSean O'Keefe 2001-12-21December 21, 2001 2005-02-11February 11, 2005 11481148 days
Frederick D. Gregory GregoryCol (Ret.) Frederick D. Gregory (acting) 2005-02-11February 11, 2005 2005-04-14April 14, 2005 006262 days
Michael D. Griffin GriffinDr. Michael D. Griffin 2005-04-14April 14, 2005 2009-01-20January 20, 2009 13771377 days
Christopher Scolese ScoleseChristopher Scolese (acting) 2009-01-21January 21, 2009 2009-07-16July 16, 2009 0176176 days
Charles F. Bolden, Jr. BoldenMaj. Gen. (Ret.) Charles F. Bolden, Jr. 2009-07-15July 17, 2009 2009Present 4046+ days

Deputy Administrators

Photograph Name Term start Term end Term length Ref(s)
Hugh L. Dryden DrydenDr. Hugh L. Dryden 1958-08-19August 19, 1958 1965-12-02December 2, 1965 26622662 days
Robert C. Seamans (Left) SeamansDr. Robert C. Seamans, Jr. 1965-12-21December 21, 1965 1968-01-05January 5, 1968 0745745 days
Thomas O. Paine PaineDr. Thomas O. Paine 1968-03-25March 25, 1968 1969-03-20March 20, 1969 0360360 days
George M. Low LowDr. George M. Low 1969-12-03December 3, 1969 1976-06-05June 5, 1976 23762376 days
Alan M. Lovelace LovelaceDr. Alan M. Lovelace 1976-07-02July 2, 1976 1981-07-10July 10, 1981 18341834 days
Hans Mark MarkDr. Hans Mark 1981-07-10July 10, 1981 1984-09-01September 1, 1984 11491149 days
William R. Graham GrahamDr. William R. Graham 1985-11-25November 25, 1985 1985-12-04December 4, 1985 00099 days
William R. Graham GrahamDr. William R. Graham 1986-05-11May 11, 1986 1986-10-01October 1, 1986 0143143 days
Dale D. Myers MyersDale D. Myers 1986-10-06October 6, 1986 1989-05-13May 13, 1989 0950950 days
James R. Thompson ThompsonJames R. Thompson, Jr. 1989-07-06July 6, 1989 1991-11-08November 8, 1991 0885885 days
Aaron Cohen CohenAaron Cohen (acting) 1992-02-19February 19, 1992 1992-11-01November 1, 1992 0256256 days
John R. Dailey DaileyJohn R. Dailey (acting) 1992-11-03November 3, 1992 1999-12-31December 31, 1999 31733173 days
Daniel Mulville MulvilleDr. Daniel Mulville (acting) 2000-01-01January 1, 2000 2001-11-19November 19, 2001 0688688 days
Daniel Mulville Mulville2Dr. Daniel Mulville (acting) 2001-12-21December 21, 2001 2002-08-11August 11, 2002 0233233 days
Frederick D. Gregory GregoryFrederick D. Gregory 2002-08-12August 12, 2002 2005-02-20February 20, 2005 0923923 days
Frederick D. Gregory Gregory2Frederick D. Gregory 2005-04-14April 14, 2005 2005-11-04November 4, 2005 0204204 days
Shana Dale DaleShana Dale 2005-11-04November 4, 2005 2009-01-17January 17, 2009 11711171 days
Lori Garver GarverLori Garver 2009-07-16July 17, 2009 2013-09-06September 6, 2013 1512 days
NewmanDava Newman 2015-05-15May 15, 2015 PresentPresent 1918 days

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