The former head of NASA awarded the Order of friendship

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The former head of NASA, Charles Bolden awarded the Russian Order of friendship for contribution to development of cooperation of Russia and USA in space, the corresponding decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

«For the big contribution to development of cooperation in space between Russia and the United States to award the Order of friendship Bolden Charles Frank — major-General of the marine Corps U.S. (RET), US citizen», — the document says.

Bolden has headed NASA from 17 July 2009 to 20 January 2017.

In addition, the Order of friendship was awarded to Thomas Patten Stafford, Chairman of the Advisory Committee of NASA.

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