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Richard Truly
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8th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In office
July 1, 1989 – March 31, 1992
President George H. W. Bush
Preceded by James C. Fletcher
Succeeded by Daniel S. Goldin
Personal details
Richard Harrison Truly

November 12, 1937 (1937-11-12) (age 83)
Fayette, Mississippi, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. 1959
Occupation Naval aviator, test pilot
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Navy
Rank US Navy O9 infobox.svg Vice Admiral
Commands held Fighter Squadron 33
Awards Us legion of merit legionnaire.png Defense Superior Service Medal.png Dfc-usa.jpg NASA Distinguished Service Medal.jpg
Astronaut career
Richard H. Truly
Truly in October 1979
NASA Astronaut
Status Retired
Time in space 8d 7h 21m
Selection 1965 USAF MOL Group 1
1969 NASA Group 7
Missions ALT, STS-2, STS-8
Mission insignia Enterprise 1977 Approach and Landing Test mission patch.png Sts-2-patch.png STS-8 patch.png
Retirement May 1992

Richard Harrison Truly (born November 12, 1937) is a retired Vice Admiral in the United States Navy. He was the eighth Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 1989 to 1992. He was the first former astronaut to head the space agency.

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