Fletcher Named NASA Chief

From Times Wire Services

President Reagan today asked former NASA chief James Fletcher to reassume control over the troubled space agency.

If confirmed by the Senate, Fletcher, a 66-year-old physicist and administrator, would take over an agency battered by the loss of the space shuttle Challenger and the loss of its seven-member crew on Jan. 28 in the nation's worst space disaster. Fletcher would replace former Administrator James Beggs, who resigned following his indictment on charges unrelated to his government tenure.

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