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Richard H. Truly

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Richard Truly
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
Born
Richard Harrison Truly

(1937-11-12)November 12, 1937
Fayette, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedFebruary 27, 2024(2024-02-27) (aged 86)
Alma materGeorgia Institute of Technology, B.S. 1959
OccupationNaval aviator, test pilot
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands heldFighter Squadron 33
Awards
Astronaut career
Truly in October 1979
StatusRetired
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
RetirementMay 1992

Richard Harrison Truly (November 12, 1937 – February 27, 2024) was 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

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