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Gov. McDonnell Appoints NVTC Member to Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority

Gov. Bob McDonnell recently appointed Robert T. Richards, vice president – Human Spaceflight Systems Advanced Programs Group for NVTC member company Orbital Sciences Corporation, to the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (VCSFA).

The VCSFA is a nonprofit organization created in 1995 by the Virginia General Assembly to promote industry and economic development and to enhance scientific and technology education, primarily through the operations of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS). VCSFA and MARS offer low-cost, safe and reliable space access to commercial, government, scientific and academic users.

For more information and to view all of Gov. McDonnell's recent appointments, click here.