Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr., USMC (Ret.) 12th NASA Administrator; Founder & CEO Emeritus The Charles F. Bolden Group; AIAA Fellow


Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr., USMC (Ret.) is a former four-time Space Shuttle astronaut and the first Black NASA Administrator, serving during President Obama’s administration. He also served his country through the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a major general. He continues his service through his virtual presence as the face and voice of the Shuttle Launch Experience at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, inspiring kids of all ages to imagine and pursue futures in outer space and aviation. Bolden also is an AIAA Fellow.