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President Trump Appoints New NASA Chief

NASA Statement on Nomination for Agency Administrator

RELEASE 17-071 | September 2, 2017

The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on Friday’s announcement of the intended nomination by President Donald Trump of U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine to serve as the 13th NASA administrator:

“I am pleased to have Rep. Bridenstine nominated to lead our team. Of course, the nomination must go through the Senate confirmation process, but I look forward to ensuring a smooth transition and sharing the great work the NASA team is doing.

“I look forward to working with a new leadership team, and the administration, on NASA’s ongoing mission of exploration and discovery. Our history is amazing, and our future is even brighter, as we continue to build on this nation’s incredible global leadership in human exploration, science, aeronautics and technology.”

Bridenstine, a pilot in the U.S. Navy Reserve and former executive director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium, was elected to the U.S. Congress in 2012 to represent Oklahoma’s First Congressional District. He currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee.

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Rep Jim Bridenstine Demands Obama Apologize on Global Warming, 6/11/13:

September 4, 2017 - Posted by | Science and Pseudo-Science |


  1. Bridenstine?….Is that an ‘Anglicised’ name? According to Wikipedia, Bridenstine supports “increased privatization of U.S. civil and Military space activities”……Sounds like another ‘Neoliberal’ who wants to hand America’s space technology over to ‘private owners'(another ‘trickle down’ advocate)?
    He also receives “donations” from a group called “The Assembly off Friends of Azerbaijan”
    He was also one of 9 members of Congress who had to hand over gifts he/they received from the Government of Azerbaijan.
    Another case of a foreign government ‘buying favours’ from elected members of the American government?
    The American political system is SO corrupted, isn’t it?
    Americans should keep a close eye on this bloke. He’s corruptible at the very least…….What could possibly go wrong?


    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | September 4, 2017 | Reply

    • Standard long running super corrupt situation in Washington.

      Calling out the funding of “science” terrorists is different. Perhaps he should recruit Tulsi Gabbard.


      Comment by aletho | September 4, 2017 | Reply

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