George Morrow, deputy director at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, has been appointed to serve as the center’s acting director. He succeeds Christopher Scolese, who will move on to lead the National Reconnaissance Office as director, NASA said Thursday.
Morrow joined Goddard in 1983 as a lead engineer for spacecraft battery systems and went on to hold various leadership positions such as director and deputy director of the center’s Flight Projects Directorate. Scolese contributed 32 years of work at NASA where he also served as associate and acting administrator. Goddard serves as a center for scientific and technological efforts on space exploration.