Richard H. Truly
|8th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
July 1, 1989 – March 31, 1992
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||James C. Fletcher|
|Succeeded by||Daniel S. Goldin|
Richard Harrison Truly
November 12, 1937
Fayette, Mississippi, U.S.
|Alma mater||Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. 1959|
|Occupation||Naval aviator, test pilot|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Commands held||Fighter Squadron 33|
Time in space
|8d 7h 21m|
|Selection||1965 USAF MOL Group 1|
1969 NASA Group 7
|Missions||ALT, STS-2, STS-8|
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.
References[change | change source]
- "NASA Administrator, May 14, 1989-March 31, 1992". NASA. Retrieved December 31, 2017.