NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Dennis Andrucyk director of its Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, effective immediately. Andrucyk has been serving because the acting director of Goddard since Dec. 31.
“I anticipate to working with fellow Terp Dennis Andrucyk in his new role because the director of the Goddard Space Flight Center. We are glad to possess him back in Greenbelt,” said Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland. “Strong, thoughtful leadership at Goddard is important for its 10,000-strong workforce of employees and contractors, who play such a crucial role within the exploration projects that are at the guts of NASA.”
Prior to becoming Goddard’s acting center director, Andrucyk was the deputy associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. during this role, he created innovative, inclusive and diverse teams in pursuit of the nation’s science goals in astrophysics, heliophysics, natural science and planetary exploration. Specifically, he focused on fostering new partnerships with other government agencies, academia, industry and international organizations.
“I’m pleased to hitch in announcing the appointment of Dennis Andrucyk to function subsequent Director of NASA Goddard. Dennis has the vision and therefore the experience to steer the dedicated men and ladies at NASA Goddard and to continue building upon their successes. Goddard has been a pillar of scientific excellence, and that i will keep working to make sure that it’s the resources it must maintain and expand its vital mission,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland.
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