NASA has announced it has named George Morrow to serve as acting director of the agency´s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the administration said.
Morrow will replace Chris Scolese, who is departing NASA to be the director of the National Reconnaissance Office.
Morrow has been serving as Goddard´s deputy center director since April 2015 and previously served as both director and deputy director of the Flight Projects Directorate at Goddard.
Scolese is leaving NASA after 32 years of service. He has served as Goddard´s center director for seven years, before which he was the agency´s associate administrator at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
Goddard is home to the nation´s largest organization of scientists, engineers and technologists who build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study Earth, the Sun, our solar system and the universe.