New Director Named for Marshall Space Flight Center

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – NASA has named a new director to lead the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.

NASA officials said in a statement Monday that Todd May has been named to the post after the retirement of former director Patrick Scheuermann. May, of Fairhope, had been serving as acting director since November.

May previously worked as the space center’s deputy director and had managed the Space Launch System Program since its inception in 2011.

Officials say May started his career with NASA at Marshall’s Materials and Processes lab in 1991, a year after he earned his bachelor’s degree in materials engineering from Auburn University.

NASA officials say May will lead nearly 6,000 civil service and contract employees and manage an annual budget of roughly $2.5 billion.

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