Richard H. Truly

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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
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byJames C. Fletcher
Succeeded byDaniel S. Goldin
Personal details
Richard Harrison Truly

(1937-11-12) November 12, 1937 (age 85)
Fayette, Mississippi, U.S.
Alma materGeorgia Institute of Technology, B.S. 1959
OccupationNaval aviator, test pilot
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
RankUS Navy O9 infobox.svg Vice Admiral
Commands heldFighter Squadron 33
AwardsUs legion of merit legionnaire.png Defense Superior Service Medal.png Dfc-usa.jpg NASA Distinguished Service Medal.jpg
Astronaut career
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Truly in October 1979
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Time in space
8d 7h 21m
Selection1965 USAF MOL Group 1
1969 NASA Group 7
MissionsALT, STS-2, STS-8
Mission insignia
Enterprise 1977 Approach and Landing Test mission patch.png Sts-2-patch.png STS-8 patch.png
RetirementMay 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.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NASA Administrator, May 14, 1989-March 31, 1992". NASA. Retrieved December 31, 2017.