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News Archive / Tagged: James Bridenstine

  • 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.

  • Coalition for Deep Space Exploration statement on nomination of Jim Bridenstine for NASA Administrator

    Press ReleaseSeptember 6th, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration (Coalition) welcomes the Trump Administration’s continuing commitment to human space exploration, space science, and the economic development of space with the nomination of U.S. Representative Jim Bridenstine for NASA Administrator.

  • Rep. James Bridenstine nominated as NASA Administrator

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 2nd, 2017

    Late in the evening, Sept. 1, 2017, the White House announced that President Trump had nominated Rep. James Bridenstine, R-Okla., to be the next NASA Administrator. The U.S. Senate, which returns from its August break on Sept. 5, will need to confirm him before he can take up the role as the head of the U.S. space agency.