Press Release

Bluford, Dobbs Join Space Foundation Board

By SpaceRef Editor
August 24, 2000
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NEWS from the Space Foundation

CONTACT:

Steve Eisenhart, Vice President, Public and
Industry Affairs

719-576-8000, steve@spacefoundation.org

A
veteran NASA astronaut and the founder of the
leading space Internet site are the latest
leaders to join the Space Foundation’s Board of
Directors, Foundation officials announced today.

Dr. Guion S. Bluford, Jr., vice president and
general manager for Federal Data Corporation
(FDC) and program manager of the NASA Glenn
Research Center’s Microgravity Research,
Development and Operations Contract and Lou
Dobbs, chairman and CEO of SPACE.com have been
elected to three year terms.

Bluford served 29 years in the United States Air
Force and flew as a mission specialist and
payload commander on four Space Shuttle
missions, logging more than 688 hours in space.
In his current position he is responsible for
the design, development, integration and
operational support of the NASA Fluids and
Combustion Facility and associated space flight
experiment hardware for the International Space
Station.

Dobbs founded the New York-based SPACE.com in
1999. He was previously founder and president
of CNNfn and CNNfn.com, executive vice president
of CNN and a member of the networks executive
committee. He joined CNN at its inception in
1980 and was the anchor of “Moneyline News Hour
with Lou Dobbs.”

“The addition of pioneers like Guy Bluford and
Lou Dobbs to the Space Foundation team lends
vision and vitality to both our space awareness
and space education missions,” commented Jaime
Oaxaca, chairman of the board and Interim CEO.
“We are proud and delighted to have them join us
along with recently elected board members Jim
Albaugh of Boeing, Al Smith of Lockheed Martin
and Dr. Jaleh Daie of the Packard Foundation.”

The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation
advances space endeavors and provides and
supports educational excellence. Its programs
include the premier space policy forum, the
National Space Symposium; an annual gathering of
global space business, the International Space
Symposium; and Space Discovery graduate courses,
Teaching with Space in-services and conferences
for educators.

For more information about the Foundation and
its activities visit www.spacefoundation.org.

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SpaceRef staff editor.