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  • Bridenstine sworn in as NASA administrator

    Bart LeahyApril 24th, 2018

    Former congressman Jim Bridenstine was sworn in as NASA's 13th administrator by Vice President Mike Pence. In keeping with the Trump administration’s goals, Pence identified Bridenstine’s role as one of leading the agency toward ushering an era of renewed American leadership in space.

  • Jim Bridenstine confirmed as NASA Administrator

    Jason RhianApril 19th, 2018

    Representative Jim Bridenstine, after some 15 months of waiting, has been confirmed as NASA's 13th administrator. The long-delayed approval was made on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The selection of NASA's new leader comes after much political wrangling and controversy.

  • Robert Lightfoot, NASA’s acting administrator, announces retirement

    Bart LeahyMarch 13th, 2018

    After a 31-year career at NASA, Robert Lightfoot is retiring effective April 30, 2018. For 14 months, he has been serving as the U.S. space agency's acting administrator and promises to work with the Trump administration to ensure a smooth transition to the next administrator.