After months of fence-sitting by the Trump administration, U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, an Oklahoma Republican, was tapped to become the next administrator of NASA. Now he must convince colleagues in the U.S. Senate, who need to confirm the nomination, of his ability to serve. Early skeptics include Florida Democrat Bill Nelson who told Politico, “The head of NASA ought to be a space professional, not a politician,” although he stopped short of saying whether he would oppose the ...

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