Dr. Thomas Paine, the head of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),?
Dr. Thomas Paine, the head of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), resigned on Tuesday (28 July). The 49-year-old administrator who guided the agency from March 1969 to land the first man on the moon will return to private life as an executive of the General Electric Company.
Dr. Paine stated on Tuesday that his resignation, which has been accepted by President Nixon, had nothing to do with sharp cutbacks in space spending. The President has thanked Dr. Paine for his work with Nasa and described his leadership as "outstanding".
Speaking in April this year Dr. Paine commented on the space programme....