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Challenger Center Honors Retiring Leader
Statement on Retirement of Keith Cowing from Challenger Center Board of Directors
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Challenger Center for Space Science Education announced today the retirement of Keith Cowing from Challenger Center's Board of Directors effective August 24, 2011.
Mr. Cowing has been a Challenger Center board member since 2008 and served as chairman of the board's Public Relations Committee, playing a key role in support of the organization's 25th anniversary celebration activities. A leading aerospace public policy figure and former NASA manager, Mr. Cowing is the editor and webmaster of NASA Watch, a highly-regarded online publication devoted to the open exchange of information on space policy and NASA operations. He is also editor of SpaceRef.com, an online space news and reference resource, and OnOrbit.com.
"Keith Cowing has been immensely valuable to Challenger Center," said Scott Parazynski, chairman of the board of directors. "His energy, direction and extensive public relations, aerospace and manned space flight knowledge contributed significantly to Challenger Center's mission and public support. We will miss ...