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March 29, 2022

FAA Names Interim Administrator

Billy Nolen to Head Agency After Dickson's Departure, With Assistance from Bradley Mims

The FAA has announced an interim administrator following the departure of Steve Dickson in the coming days, naming Billy Nolen for the role. As Nolen steps up to the plate, deputy administrator Bradley Mims will lighten his load a bit and focus on the FAA's workforce and the nation's airports. Nolen is a long-time aviation safety professional, former airline captain, and has been operating as an associate administrator at the FAA since January.

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NASA Orders 12 More Supply Runs

SpaceX, Grumman Each Net 6 More Launches, Supporting the ISS Through 2026

NASA has ordered 12 more missions under its Commercial Resupply Services-2 contracts with a combination of Northrop Grumman and SpaceX. The CRS-2 contract will serve as the primary resupply method to the International Space Station through 2026, giving some peace of mind to those who worried that recent geopolitical developments could possibly have imperiled the station. The deal will see 12 additional supply flights to the station, 6 for both contractors.

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