|9th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
April 1, 1992 – November 17, 2001
|President||George H.W. Bush|
George W. Bush
|Preceded by||Richard H. Truly|
|Succeeded by||Sean O'Keefe|
Daniel Saul Goldin
(1940-07-23) July 23, 1940 (age 81)
New York City
|Spouse(s)||Judy Goldin (m. 1962)|
|Alma mater||City College of New York, B.S. 1962|
|Occupation||Founder of Cold Canyon AI|
|Known for||Longest-tenured Administrator of NASA|
Daniel Saul Goldin (born July 23, 1940) served as the 9th and longest-tenured Administrator of NASA from April 1, 1992, to November 17, 2001. He was appointed by President George H. W. Bush and also served under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He is an entrepreneur and technologist. Most recently he is the founder of Cold Canyon AI, an innovation advisory company. His career has spanned numerous technologies and businesses in space science, aeronautics, national security, semiconductors, and artificial intelligence.
He began his career at NASA's Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio that year (1962), and worked on electric propulsion systems for human interplanetary travel. Goldin left NASA a few years later to work at the TRW Space and Technology Group in Redondo Beach, California.
He was NASA Administrator from 1992 to 2001, and was known for his support for a "Faster, better, cheaper" philososphy. He encouraged the team defining what would become JWST to use a larger beryllium mirror.
- NASA biography of Daniel Saul Goldin
- Goldin Stands by 'Faster, Better, Cheaper' Credo - by Alex Canizares at the Wayback Machine (archived July 23, 2008)
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|Preceded by|| NASA Administrator
1992 - 2001
|Acting deputy administrators|