From: Message From the Center Director - MSFC
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 11:14 AM
To: MSFC-DL-The Marshall Team
Subject: Message From the Center Director
It is with mixed emotions I send this last message to you as your Center Director. After almost six years in that position and 25 years with NASA, I am retiring from Federal Government service.
NASA has been a huge part of my life since I graduated from college. I have had the opportunity to be a part of the truly amazing adventure of space exploration, and can't think of anything else that could have been so challenging and rewarding. The best part of it has been working with the people of NASA; it has been my great privilege to be associated with each and every one of you.
Now as I look forward to spending more time with my wife and daughters, and exploring new opportunities outside of NASA here in Huntsville, I do so content in the knowledge that Marshall Space Flight Center will continue to play a vital role in NASA's exploration mission. NASA's mission is clear, and Marshall Center's future is bright. We have built a great team, and I am leaving the Center in great hands as Robert Lightfoot assumes the position of acting Center Director. I know Robert will do a superb job and that you will give him the same support and cooperation which you have given me, and for which I will always be grateful. Farewell. Dave