Tag Archives: Jim Bridenstine

Rep. Jim Bridenstine Confirmed as NASA Administrator

The Senate voted 50-49 Thursday to confirm Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., as NASA administrator, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Bridenstine will replace Robert Lightfoot, who has been leading NASA as acting chief since January 2017 and is set to retire by the end of April after a nearly three-decade career …

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Trump to Nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine as NASA Chief

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma) as administrator of NASA, the White House announced Saturday. Robert Lightfoot, acting NASA administrator, said in a statement he is pleased with Bridenstine’s nomination and looks forward to facilitating a smooth transition. “I look forward to working with a new leadership team, and …

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Mike Pence: White House to Relaunch National Space Council

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has said President Donald Trump will issue an executive order to revive the National Space Council, Space News reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes Pence said Monday at a ceremony for the presidential signing of a NASA authorization bill that Trump asked him to chair the space council that last operated …

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Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Congress Should Fund FAA’s Space Transpo Office, Military Space Initiatives

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma) has called on lawmakers to provide funding support to military space programs and the Federal Aviation Administration’s office of commercial space transportation, Space News reported Thursday. Phillip Swarts writes Bridenstine, one of the potential candidates for the NASA administrator post, said at a House Appropriations Committee’s defense …

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