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NASA Head Quits So Biden Can Choose Someone 'Trusted' for the Role

NASA Head Quits So Biden Can Choose Someone 'Trusted' for the Role”

Although Bridenstine told senators in September that NASA would need more than $ 3 billion in fiscal year 2021 to build landing vehicles on the surface of the moon fast enough to achieve the goal, even the pro-Trump Senate indicated that it would likely disagree with the idea.

He has also increased NASA's reliance on the private space sector, most notably Elon Musk's SpaceX, while progressing the US's bid to eventually get humans to Mars.

Bridenstine, 45, previously served as member of the House of Representatives in Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District.

"Whoever the president is, they have to have somebody they know and trust and somebody the administration trusts".

"You need somebody who has a close relationship with the president of the US ... somebody trusted by the administration... including OMB, National Space Council, National Security Council". You have to have those relationships.

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Bridenstine told the magazine that he based his decision on what's best for the space agency, not for "partisan reasons".

Bridenstine was appointed by President Donald Trump as the the Administrator of Nasa, he has been in charge of the agency since 2018. Speaking to AerospaceDaily, Bridenstine said that he thinks NASA will have a better chance of political success with a new chief. "That person will not be me".

Bridenstine tied the #Moon2024 goal intrinsically to a second Trump term, saying the strategy would "retire the political risk" to the programme - risk like when the administration of Barack Obama and Joe Biden cancelled the George W Bush administration's Constellation programme that also planned to return astronauts to the Moon.

"This has been the greatest experience of my life by far, and I'm so grateful for it".

"And whatever comes next, it's going to be hard to match". SpaceX built the capsule as part of the NASA Commercial Staff Program, which began under the Obama administration.



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