A colleague of mine from here at the University of Arizona, Brigadier General Simon "Pete" Worden USAF (Ret.), was named director of NASA's Ames Research Center on Friday. I've gotten to know General Worden during my time here in Tucson, and I think he is an excellent choice for this position. He has ideas that many view as unorthodox, and some of which I don't agree with, but he will bring a much-needed breath of fresh air to Ames. Good luck, General!