Press Release

NASA Langley Names New News Chief

By SpaceRef Editor
February 25, 2011
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HAMPTON, Va. – NASA Langley Office of Communications has selected Robert D. Wyman as news chief.

Wyman, a 42-year-old native of Greensboro, N.C., who currently resides in Virginia Beach, Va., began work at the center Feb. 14. As news chief, he will be responsible for all interactions with print, broadcast and social media, as well as overseeing the creation and distribution of information about the center’s key activities.

Before coming to NASA, Wyman served as the Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area command in Portsmouth, Va., where he managed Coast Guard public affairs operations between the Rocky Mountains and the Arabian Gulf.

“Although there are huge differences between the roles of the Coast Guard and NASA, both are multi-missioned organizations that have played major roles in our country’s history, and whose workforces daily demonstrate initiative, creativity and dedication,” said Wyman.

During his 24 years of military service, 20 of which were in public affairs, he earned numerous professional honors, including awards for excellence in journalism, photojournalism and communications, as well as military honors for his efforts in support of Hurricane Katrina and Deepwater Horizon oil spill response operations. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Edison State College in 2002, and is currently working toward an MBA.

Langley Research Center is NASA’s original field center specializing in aeronautics research, atmospheric science and space exploration.

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SpaceRef staff editor.