NASA administrator Charles Bolden announced a new director for Marshall Space Flight Center Tuesday.
Patrick Scheuermann, director of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., will become director of Marshall. Scheuermann will replace Robin Henderson, who has filled the position on a temporary basis since Aug. 3.
Scheuermann has provided executive leadership, overall direction and management of Stennis since being named that center's director in 2010. He is responsible for implementing NASA's mission in the area of rocket propulsion testing, and developing and maintaining NASA's world-class rocket propulsion test facilities.
Scheuermann previously served as Stennis' deputy director and associate director, in addition to working as chief operating officer of NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Since joining NASA in 1988 as a propulsion test engineer, he worked on numerous major test projects at Stennis, including serving as project manager for NASA's Reusable Launch Vehicle program.