Major General Charles Frank Bolden Jr., U.S. Science Envoy for Space, will visit New Delhi and Bengaluru March 6-8, where he will engage with the ISRO and others in the space technology community, as well as government officials, academics, and civil society.
General Bolden recently retired from service as the twelfth Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where he oversaw the safe transition from 30 years of space shuttle missions to a new era of exploration focused on the full utilization of the International Space Station and space and aeronautics technology development. A former astronaut, General Bolden served aboard four space shuttle missions.
While in New Delhi on March 8, Maj. Gen. Bolden will participate in a roundtable on the “Future of International Space Cooperation: Human Space Flight – Opportunities and Challenges” at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), as well as a roundtable on space and space commercialization at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
General Bolden’s visit will further cement the United States and India’s ongoing cooperation in space, and provide an opportunity to celebrate our two countries’ joint successes.