The Space Elevator Blog has an interesting piece about a change at the top of NASA’s Centennial Challenges, a program that funds the Space Elevator Games and other entrepreneurial programs.
Ken Davidian is stepping and will replaced by Andy Petro, a former Johnson Space Flight Center engineer who came to NASA Headquarters in January. In an email, Petro discussed his new position:
“My title is Program Executive for the Innovation Incubator which, in addition to the Centennial Challenges, includes a program to increase the availability of space environment testing opportunities for emerging technologies (such as parabolic aircraft flights and eventually suborbital flights) and a program to bring fresh ideas into NASA by allowing some employees to work for a time in outside organizations.”
You can read the full story here.