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Q&A with Ellen Stofan: New Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

 

Interviewed by Susan Straight

This interview appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Dimensions magazine.

Ellen Stofan, the former chief scientist of NASA, recently accepted the position of John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Stofan spoke with Dimensions about her new role and why the museum, and all science centers, mean so much to her.

Read the full transcript of this interview.

Listen to the podcast here

About the image: Ellen Stofan, NASA’s Chief Scientist, speaks at NASA’s Earth Day event, Friday, April 22, 2016, at Union Station in Washington, D.C. Photo by NASA/Joel Kowsky