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Former Astronaut Picked to Lead NOAA

August 5, 2013
NPP Satellite Launch (201110280011HQ)
NPP Satellite Launch (201110280011HQ) (Photo credit: NASA HQ PHOTO)
By Lauren Morello and Nature magazine

Oceanographer and spacewalker Kathryn Sullivan will head up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, where she has been acting chief since March

Kathryn Sullivan once walked in space as a pioneering female astronaut. These days, the oceanographer is sticking closer to Earth, as President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Sullivan has been NOAA’s acting administrator since Jane Lubchenco left the....

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