WASHINGTON, March 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk launched the next assertion after as we speak’s nomination by President Joe Biden of Bill Nelson to function the 14th NASA administrator:
“I’m pleased President Biden has nominated former U.S. Senator Bill Nelson to guide our company. Bill has a confirmed historical past of supporting our work right here at NASA, and has helped advance America’s place in human exploration, science, aeronautics, and know-how. While the Senate should affirm the nomination, I stay up for persevering with to work with Bill and the Biden-Harris administration to hold out NASA’s many crucial missions within the years to return.
“The men and women at NASA are an incredible national asset and will continue to take on the most pressing issues facing our country. As we look to the future – and with Bill at the helm – we will continue to take on and find solutions to problems once thought unsolvable, and educate and inspire the next generation of American scientists, engineers, and workers.”
Nelson represented Florida within the Senate from 2001-19 the place he served as rating member on the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. Previously, he represented Florida’s ninth and eleventh Congressional Districts within the U.S. House of Representatives. While chair of the House area subcommittee, Nelson flew aboard the area shuttle Columbia as a payload specialist on the STS-61C mission in 1986. He was appointed to the NASA Advisory Council by former Administrator Jim Bridenstine in May 2019.
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