Worldwide

Oklahoma's Bridenstine nominated to be next head of NASA

Oklahoma's Bridenstine nominated to be next head of NASA”

Currently, NASA is led by its acting administrator, Robert Lightfoot, who has been in that position for more than seven months, the longest time the space agency has been led by an acting chief in its history.

President Trump announced he would be nominating an Oklahoma congressman as the next administrator of NASA in a decision that was criticized by both the Republican and Democratic senators from Florida.

"The head of NASA ought to be a space professional, not a politician", Nelson said in a brief written statement to POLITICO. Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bill Nelson wouldn't say whether they'd buck the president and vote against Bridenstine, who was nominated on Friday.

Bridenstine, a member of the Science, Space and Technology Committee of the House of Representatives, has always been rumored to be Trump's choice to run NASA - and the pick is already attracting criticism from some quarters.

According to the trade publication SpaceNews, Bridenstine has been a big proponent of giving the private sector a larger role in space.

Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told Politico, "I just think it could be devastating for the space program".

NASA is now developing a heavy launcher and capsule capable of taking astronauts to Mars in 2030 and beyond.

As Trump's nomination noted, after serving in the Navy, Bridenstine was the executive director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium, so he's pretty caught up with his space studies and lunar terminology.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


18 Апреля 2018
Does Asox9 Have Side Effects?
What Are Asox9's Ingredients? Asox9 was created by Christopher Gordon, a scientist who suffered problems with erection himself. Zinc – Zink is the main compound that can be found in Oysters, which are known to be one of the greatest aphrodisiacs.

12 Апреля 2018
New Jersey Looking Towards Sports Betting
New Jersey has demonstrated recently that financial returns from legalising gambling, in particular online gambling can be huge . As of April 2018 New Jersey have spent a massive $7.2M dollars in the fight to legalise sports betting within the state borders.

02 Сентября 2017
Japan beat Australia to qualify for 2018 World Cup
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has congratulated Japan. But the sheen was taken off Japan's joy by concerns over the future of Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic.

02 Сентября 2017
Four suspects sought after fatal shooting in Toronto mall
At that point, police say one of the suspects followed Clarke into the mall and shot him multiple times. Toronto paramedics say the victim was pronounced dead at the scene and no other injuries were reported.

02 Сентября 2017
If you ask me about Hrithik, I will answer: Kangana Ranaut
She said, "They couldn't prove anything". "See what happened.I was scared, of course, I was scared". It should be noted that Kangana and Hrithik's battle was one of the talked-about events of 2016.

02 Сентября 2017
Trevor Noah Defends Melania Trump's Choice Of Hurricane Footwear
The so-called Twitterverse erupted with bashing and debates yesterday when a photo of the U.S. However, he plans to return on Saturday to view the damages in addition to meet the victims.

02 Сентября 2017
West Ham chairman reveals Slaven Bilic turned down two stunning summer signings
WEST HAM's David Sullivan has told the club website that Slaven Bilic turned down deals for both Renato Sanches and Grzegorz Krychowiak .

02 Сентября 2017
At least seven students killed in Nairobi school fire
REUTERS/Baz Ratner Investigators stand inside a cordon line following a fire that burnt down one dormitory of Moi Girls school in Nairobi , Kenya September 2, 2017.

02 Сентября 2017
VTU June July BE B.Tech Semester Exam Result declared On vtu
Students said that some had to appear for 16 to 20 exams within a span of 50 days, some even writing two on the same day. However, the who did not satisfy with the results can apply for revaluation.

23 Июня 2017
Marvel Looks To Shake Its Poor Gaming Reputation
The games are well designed with attractive graphics and extensive content, but neither is viewed as a flawless experience. These games tend to be actually well done for what they are, and in a way they’ve been the pride of Marvel gaming.