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NASA Chief Goldin to Step Down

October 17, 2001

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Daniel S. Goldin, who is the longest-served head of the nation’s space agency, is leaving NASA on Nov. 17, according to sources close to the administrator’s office and in Congress.

Goldin, 61, was appointed in 1992 and has supervised major changes in the space agency, including the launch and construction of the International Space Station.

NASA employees were alerted to watch a television speech in which Goldin was expected to announce his resignation.

No replacement has been named, but Goldin is expected to help the Bush administration select an interim acting administrator.

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