NASA needs strong clear leadership now, especially if we want to get moving outward again.
Steve Isakowitz was another good suggestion from last time around (currently at VG).Maybe someone with DARPA experience? Maybe someone from the Augustine Committee? Jeff Greason or Leroy Chiao? They seemed to have a good handle on the issues that NASA and Congress continue to ignore.I could think of others, but those are a few ideas. Basically anybody but Griffin. He gutted the technology and microgravity research sides of NASA, and was hoping to splash the ISS this year, and all we got was a giant corndog...~Jon
Why would heads explode thinking about Lori Garver? I don't know too much about her, but she seems to understand the value of commercial partners and fixed price contracts.
"Jim Webb is the only man working for me who told me what he was going to do, when he was going to do it, and what it was going to cost, and he is accomplishing all three.
Wayne Hale, if he could be cajoled out of retirement. The man was a brilliant shuttle program manager, and has almost too much common sense for the job. He famously told a room of NASA and contractor folks last fall, "If you want to know who to blame, look in the mirror".https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/von-braun-symposium-speech-oct-29-2015/ - Ed Kyle
waynehale says: November 7, 2015 at 2:52 pm Oh heavens no. I am particularly unsuited and ill prepared for what the Administrator has to do to make NASA successful. Working successful inside the beltway requires many skills that I lack. Thank you for the kind thought but lets just drop that idea.