White House Blog – Charles Bolden

Fighter pilot, astronaut, grandfather, and now NASA Head

Charles Bolden’s Story: “From the Segregated South to Low Earth Orbit”
Posted by Charles Bolden on February 06, 2011
White House Blog

Ed. note: This post is part of the Celebrating Black History Month series that highlights the contributions of African Americans who are contributing to the President’s vision of winning the future though their work.

It’s a long way from the segregated south to low Earth orbit. But I am fortunate to have made the journey and to have had many opportunities to serve my nation in a 34-year career with the U.S. Marine Corps and in many roles at NASA, currently as head of the nation’s space program.

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