As a Marine, Charles Bolden "flew more than 100 sorties in Vietnam," and as an astronaut he weathered zero-gravity twice. Now, the retired Marine general is earning the ultimate wings: President Obama has nominated Bolden to head NASA. The African-American veteran is expected to leave his job at JackandPanther LLC, a private military and aerospace consulting firm, to helm the agency. Obama announced Bolden's nomination on Saturday along with the nomination of Lori Garver, one of Obama's civil space policy advisers, to be Bolden's deputy.
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