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Acting directors at MSFC don't always get the top job.

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Acting directors at Marshall Space Flight Center don't always get the top job.

Todd May just named acting MSFC. Marshall does not have a history of seeing its acting director move into the director role. In fact, current NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot is the only one, in 15 directors, to do so.

Marshall Space Flight Center directors (Huntsville, Alabama)

  • Dr. Wernher von Braun , July 1, 1960-January 27, 1970
  • Dr. Eberhard F.M. Rees , March 1, 1970-January 19, 1973
  • Dr. Rocco A. Petrone , January 26, 1973-March 15, 1974
  • Dr. William R. Lucas, June 15, 1974-July 3, 1986
  • James R. Thompson, September 29, 1986-July 6, 1989
  • Thomas J. Lee, July 6, 1989-January 6, 1994
  • G.P. (Porter) Bridwell, January 6, 1994-February 3, 1996
  • Dr. J. Wayne Littles, February 3, 1996-January 1998
  • Carolyn S. Griner (Acting), January 1998-September 1998
  • Arthur G. Stephenson, September 1998-May, 2003
  • David A. King, June 15, 2003-March 26, 2009
  • Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr. (Acting), March 26-July 2009
  • Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr., August 2009-March 4, 2012
  • Arthur E. "Gene" Goldman (Acting), March 5-August 3, 2012
  • Robin Henderson (Acting), August 4, 2012-September 24, 2012
  • Patrick Scheuermann, September 25, 2012- November 13, 2015

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