Talk:Lori Garver

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Updated to make it read more like a biography. Sbrbs (talk) 19:05, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Good work, needs photo and info box to get to B Class. Pohick2 (talk) 17:52, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

This page reads like a resume, not a biography.[edit]

This page reads like a resume, not a biography. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:02, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

NASA Transition Team[edit]

  • Hasn't she a role in the Obama-Biden NASA transition team ? Hektor (talk) 20:53, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
    • yep, and there's quite a dustup as reported by the orlando sentinel, check the link pohick 21:21, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
      • There actually used to be a mention of this on the page (I added it) but I think a sock puppet removed it. --Jhfrontz (talk) 17:05, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
        • ok, put it back in pohick (talk) 17:20, 23 May 2009 (UTC)


We know this is a pure political appointment, Our Nation's Space directive is being guided by someone whom does not even have a true science degree. She is pushing for climate change research where this subject is still being debated and thus far is proving to be false. We need Administrator's who are not politically connected and have the right stuff in science to pursue goals that benefit American human space exploration, not whim's of ignorant social policy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:24, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

as an engineer, i'm sympathetic to the view that a space policy degree from GW don't help in program management. after all, she is filling the slot of Hugh Dryden, and none of his successors deserve to hold his slide rule. however, this argument is similar to the ad hominem attack against her, as the architect of Obama's new policy. plu--eese, the one qualification for admins is political connections. nasa's goals have been purely political ab initio. human space exploration is a social policy. maybe we could speak of the golden naca years. Pohick2 (talk) 19:51, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Before NASA...[edit]

I believe that Ms. Garver was a member and staffer of the L-5 Society back in the 1980's, before they became the National Space Society. I cannot provide a source for this, other than my own fallible memory. I hope that somebody can determine the specifics of her membership and title, and the dates involved, and include them on this page in the future.

I see that she is part of an airline pilot's group. Is she a pilot, herself? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:39, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

In an article on the history of the 1987 merger between the L5 Society and the National Space Institute, published in the Winter 2012 issue of Ad Astra, Mark Hopkins describes Lori Garver as "number two in NSI at the time of the merger," working alongside Executive Director Glenn Wilson. I cannot say whether or not she was also a member of L5, but she definitely came into the merged organization, the National Space Society, from the NSI side. Soon afterward, she became its Executive Director. —Beamjockey (talk) 23:34, 7 December 2015 (UTC)