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Lambright Discusses How NASA Administrators Transfer Power on Federal News Network

December 9, 2021

Federal News Network

W. Henry Lambright

W. Henry Lambright


The role of NASA administrator is one of the more unique positions in the federal government. Many agencies have a tough time just planning for next year. Imagine having to plan for projects that could take 10 or 20 years. Over the past few decades, there have been differing management and planning styles by whoever is in the big seat, and now there’s comprehensive research to show the results of them. Professor Harry Lambright recently penned a report, which draws on insights from recent and past NASA administrators to chart how leaders have passed the torch toward enabling machine and human space exploration of Mars, and its long-term impact on strategic priorities for the space program. He spoke with Federal News Network about his findings. 


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