Climate Denier Jim Bridenstine Narrowly Confirmed as NASA Chief

U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine

U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine

"It is an honour to be confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as NASA administrator", Bridenstine said in a statement.

Us senators elected a new Director of the space Agency became a Congressman from Oklahoma Jim Bridenstine (Jim Bridenstine).

Branch is pretty much unusual for NASA chiefs, who have been validated without dissension or disagreement. "He is bought an uphill climb to determine that he is a pacesetter for all of NASA and all the nation".

Nelson said he didn't hold anything against Bridenstine as a person, but "the administrator must be a leader who has the ability to bring us together to unite scientists and engineers and commercial space interests and policymakers and the public on a shared vision for future space exploration".

"The NASA administrator must be a consummate house skilled", Sen. "That is what this senator needs - an area skilled, not a politician, as the pinnacle of NASA".

The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Bridenstine has no formal background in science or engineering.

And regardless of NASA's broad recognition throughout the ideological divide, the company will not be at some form of magical take away from politics, Logsdon added.

"It hasn't been deeply partisan, nevertheless it's at all times been political", Logsdon stated.

Expedition 55 crew members Scott Tingle, Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold will offer congratulations and take questions from the Vice President and Administrator Bridenstine. Rubio switched his vote, citing acting administrator Robert Lightfoot's departure, reports Vox.

Bridenstine, was confirmed 50-49 for the post that has remained vacant since January 2017 and his appointment has been somewhat of a lukewarm reception. "Lightfoot did an admirable job, however he was a fill-in, and everybody knew it".

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