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April 9, 1990

TRULY APPOINTS KLINEBERG AS DIRECTOR OF GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

NASA Administrator Richard H. Truly today announced the appointment of Dr. John Klineberg as Director of Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., effective July 1, 1990. Klineberg will succeed Dr. John Townsend, who announced his planned retirement effective June 30, 1990. Klineberg, a 20-year NASA veteran, has been Director of Lewis Research Center (LeRC), Cleveland, for the past 3 years. Truly, commenting on the appointment said, "We are fortunate to have on our management team a man of Dr. Klineberg's experience and ability to take over this challenging assignment at a time when Goddard Space Flight Center is at the heart of so many of NASA's science programs, both in flight now and planned for the next few years." Klineberg joined NASA 20 years ago at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. He conducted research in the area of transonic flow with emphasis on numerical methods for calculating air boundary layer separation. In 1974, he moved to NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C., as head of the low speed aircraft branch in the Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology, eventually rising to Deputy Associate Administrator for Aeronautics and Space Technology. He was assigned to LeRC

as Deputy Director in 1979 and was named Director in 1987. Klineberg is the recipient of many prestigious awards including the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal and the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Excellence. He was educated at Princeton University, and he received his doctorate at the California Institute of Technology. Klineberg and his wife, Anne-Marie, have three sons.

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