NASA chief Jim Bridenstine will reportedly step down under Biden administration


NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

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NASA chief Jim Bridenstine will step down once President-elect Joe Biden takes office, based on a report. Bridenstine thinks NASA could have a greater likelihood of political success with a brand new chief, AerospaceDaily reported Sunday. The brand new chief would have “an in depth relationship with the [next] president of the USA,” Bridenstine reportedly mentioned.

“The appropriate query right here is, ‘What’s in the most effective curiosity of NASA as an company, and what’s in the most effective curiosity of America’s exploration program?'” Bridenstine advised AerospaceDaily. “You want someone who’s trusted by the administration … I feel that I’d not be the correct particular person for that in a brand new administration.”

Bridenstine, a former Republican congressman from Oklahoma, became NASA administrator in April 2018. Whereas in Congress, he served on the Committee of Science, House and Know-how. 

NASA did not instantly reply to a request for remark.

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Corinne Reichert