The 13th administrator of NASA will be Jim Bridenstine after Thursday’s confirmation of the Senate with a 50-49 vote. The previous administrator was voted unanimously. And in general the administrators of NASA have bipartisan support with some serving in consecutive Republican and Democrat Administrations.
This goes to show just how tense things are in the Senate and in the political life of the USA. Bridestine said: “It is an honor to be confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as NASA Administrator” and “I am humbled by this opportunity and I once again thank President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for their confidence. I look forward to working with the outstanding team at NASA to achieve the President’s vision for American leadership in space.”
The new Administrator had a carrier in Naval aviation. Serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
What is going to be sure is that he will have a lot on his plate as this Administration has lofty goals for space. Here is the video statement by the Vice President for the future of space.
With our international and commercial partners – American astronauts will return to the Moon to explore its surface & learn how to harness its resources to launch expeditions to Mars. #34SS pic.twitter.com/YZPZzpLZCv
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) April 16, 2018