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Former NASA acting administrator joins private sector in Huntsville

Former NASA acting administrator Robert Lightfoot was announced as LSINC's new president on May 2, 2018. (Source: WAFF) Former NASA acting administrator Robert Lightfoot was announced as LSINC's new president on May 2, 2018. (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Robert Lightfoot, the former acting administrator of NASA, has taken on a new career path as president of LSINC.

LSINC is a Huntsville-based government contracting company with a focus on security and engineering.

Lightfoot served as NASA’s acting administrator from Jan. 20, 2017 through April 23, 2018. He retired from NASA this week. The Senate confirmed Rep. James Bridenstine as NASA’s new administrator last week.

Before NASA, Lightfoot was the director of Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. He started his career at MSFC in 1989 as a test engineer and program manager.


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“Lightfoot knows our city and understands the critical role Huntsville companies serve in supporting our space program. He led Marshall through the transition from the Shuttle era to the Space Launch System, which is the vehicle that will take our astronauts to Mars. He will continue to be a strong advocate for Huntsville’s aerospace community in his new role,” LSINC said in a news release.

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