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August 2, 2022—Virginia Air & Space Science Center has announced that Executive Director and CEO Robert Griesmer will retire at the end of September. "My wife and I have been discussing retirement for some time now,” says Griesmer, “but there were things that needed to be completed." The Virginia Air & Space Science Center has recently completed its multi-million-dollar capital campaign. "We are looking forward to continued growth and having an increased economic and educational impact on the communities we serve, and finally, now, I can retire with the feeling of success and pride in the institution I led, the community I served, and the staff that will take this institution to only greater heights of excellence," he said. Greismer has long been involved with GSCA, and GSTA before that, as a committee member and was a familiar face at the conferences.
December 21, 2020—The Virginia Air & Space Science Center reopens Dec. 18 after being closed since Sept. 1 for renovations. It also has a new name. Robert Griesmer, executive director and CEO, said the word “science" has been added to the former “Virginia Air & Space Center” to reflect the center’s increased focus on education in science, math and technology.