COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 1, 2017) – Today, President Trump announced his intention to nominate Congressman James Frederick “Jim” Bridenstine (R-OK) as the next NASA Administrator. Bridenstine presently represents the Tulsa region of Oklahoma and sits on important congressional committees that oversee U.S. activity in space.
“Jim Bridenstine has a long history of service to the nation. Whether it be his time in Congress, previously in the U.S. Navy and presently with the Air Guard, Jim and his family have repeatedly answered the call. For him to serve as leader of NASA is only fitting,” said Tom Zelibor, Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer.
“The Space Foundation is fortunate to have a long-standing relationship with Congressman Bridenstine. We have seen firsthand his dedication to America remaining a leader in space and he is the person to lead the agency that so many Americans care deeply about. We hope the Senate can act swiftly on his confirmation,” said Zelibor.
About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the world’s premiere organization to inspire, educate, connect and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston, Los Angeles and the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both of our websites – www.SpaceFoundation.org and DiscoverSpace.org – and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.
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