Daniel Saul Goldin ( born July 23, 1940 in New York City, New York State, USA) from 1 April 1992 to 17 November 2001, the ninth and longest- reigning NASA Administrator. He was appointed by President George HW Bush.
Goldin received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1962 from the City College of New York. He began his career in the same year at the Lewis Research Center of NASA in Cleveland, Ohio and worked on electric propulsion systems for manned interplanetary space travel.
Goldin left a few years later, NASA and worked for the TRW Space and Technology Group, Redondo Beach, California. During his 25 -year career at TRW, Goldin was Vice President and General Manager, and he led projects in which new communication satellites, space technologies and scientific instruments were designed and built.
As Goldin was NASA administrator, he founded the "Faster, Better, Cheaper " concept, with the NASA could simultaneously reduce costs and still perform a variety of space projects. After the loss of two Mars probes of this concept, however, was also criticized. During his tenure, but also covers successful projects such as the Mars Pathfinder Mars robot, servicing missions to the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station.
2003 Goldin was selected as the ninth president of Boston University. However, his contract was canceled one day before taking office.
Goldin is married and has two daughters.