CEO appointed for Virgin Galactic

“Virgin Galactic, the US based and regulated Space Tourism Company, is delighted to announce the appointment of George T. Whitesides as its first Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Whitesides will guide the business through its transition from a development project to a commercially operational business.

Whitesides joins Virgin Galactic from his recent role as Chief of Staff of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). At NASA, Whitesides was responsible for working to implement the NASA Administrator’s policy agenda and staffing decisions.” – Virgin Galactic press release


Read entire release here

Whitesides was Executive Director of the National Space Scociety from 2004 to 2008.

He also is co-creator of Yuri’s night. One of my favorite space influenced ocassions.

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