Gene Goldman returns to Marshall Space Flight Center

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Congressman Parker Griffith welcomes Gene Goldman back to the Marshall Space Flight Center as The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced a leadership change at Marshall.

Arthur E. "Gene" Goldman, who has been the director of Stennis since November 2008, has been named deputy director of Marshall.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Gene Goldman back to the Marshall Space Flight Center," said Griffith. "His knowledge of NASA as well as north Alabama gives him a solid background to support manned space flight."

Goldman served as both deputy director and director of Stennis Space Flight Center near Bay St. Louis, MS. He previously served as both deputy manager and manager of the Space Shuttle Main Engine Project at Marshall Space Flight Center. Prior to beginning his career with NASA, he gained fourteen years of experience working with the Tennessee Valley Authority.

"We welcome Goldman back to Marshall where he will re-join a spectacular leadership team headed by Director Robert Lightfoot. Having capable leadership at Marshall is critical during such a transformational period, and it is evident that Goldman is more than qualified for the task."

NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden announced leadership changes at three of the agency's field centers, including NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

Work at Marshall includes propulsion systems, engineering, science, space operations and other work in support of NASA missions. Goldman was named Stennis director in 2008. He previously served as deputy director of the center from 2006 to 2008. Before arriving at Stennis, Goldman spent two years as manager of the Space Shuttle Main Engine Project at Marshall.

Prior to that, he was deputy manager of the Space Shuttle Main Engine Project for five years. Goldman earned the Registered Professional Engineer-Civil certification in 1983. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University.