Press Release

NASA Names Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight

By SpaceRef Editor
March 12, 2003
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NASA Deputy Administrator Frederick Gregory today
announced the appointment of Lynn F.H. Cline as Deputy
Associate Administrator for the Office of Space Flight. Cline
previously served as NASA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator
for External Relations.

“With her extensive knowledge of human exploration, other
NASA Enterprises and the inner workings of NASA Headquarters,
Lynn will provide key leadership and management for diverse
space flight programs, ” Gregory said.

As the Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight, Cline
will be involved in planning, directing, implementing
policies and allocating resources to enable a broad variety
of capabilities across the NASA spectrum of mission areas.

NASA Associate Administrator for the Office of Space Flight,
William Readdy said, “We will benefit greatly from Lynn’s
background, leadership, and experience. Her extensive
expertise, knowledge of NASA and demonstrated leadership
abilities across a broad portfolio will serve the Agency and
the Enterprise well as we focus within human space flight on
return to flight activities. We’re very pleased to welcome
her aboard the Space Flight Team.”

Cline has served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for
External Relations since June 1997. She was responsible for
NASA’s interaction with Executive Branch offices and
agencies; international relations; administration of export
control/international technology transfer functions; and the
NASA history office.

An experienced spaceflight policy professional, Cline was the
NASA lead negotiator with Canada, Europe, Japan and Russia
for the International Space Station agreements signed in
1998. She was also responsible for NASA’s relations with
Russia and other Eurasian States and has held a series of
International Relations Specialist and management positions
in NASA’s International Office since September 1975.

Cline has received numerous professional awards including the
Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank award in 1997 and
NASA Exceptional Service Medals in 1988 and 1993. She is a
recognized leader in professional societies such as the
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Women in
Aerospace, the American Astronautical Society and the
International Academy of Astronautics.

Cline received her B.A. from East Carolina University in 1976
and her M.A. from the University of California at Santa
Barbara in 1979 in French language and culture.

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