Trump picks former E-2 pilot to lead NASA

U.S. President Donald Trump has picked Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma – a former U.S. Navy E-2 pilot – to be the next Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Jim Bridenstine, official portrait, 113th Congress
By United States Congress [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Bridenstine’s nomination for the post is facing opposition from Florida’s two senators – Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson. Both men believe the administrator should not have any political background.

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