Trump Picked A Politician To Lead NASA -- Is That A Good Thing?

Submitted by: rumham 3 months ago in News & Politics Science


Trump’s pick to lead NASA, Representative Jim Bridenstine (R–OK), is a political ally who has long lobbied for the job. If confirmed by the Senate, he is expected to serve as a champion for advocates who seek to open up commercial access to space.

But his views on climate change are likely to draw opposition from some senators who will consider his nomination. And some critics are wary of naming a politician to lead an agency known for science and technology. Bridenstine does want to see humans on the Moon and Mars so we'll see how it works out.
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Male 425
His name sounds like a mashup of bride of Frankenstein.  I'm not familiar with his positions, but if Marco Rubio thinks he comes with too much political baggage, he's probably aptly named.
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Male 1,561
After Betsy DeVoss, what did you expect?  
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Male 40,560
LOOK!
At 57 seconds, just to the right of the woman.... it's Don Rickles in the Oval Office!!!
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Male 1,029
Gerry1of1 Wow - looks like an upgrade.  When did that happen ?
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Male 40,560
Progress? Who needs it!
Let's go backwards instead.
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Male 1,561
Gerry1of1 well, at least we can moonwalk backwards.
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Male 4,191
The New NASA Initiative will be proving that Jesus did in fact ride around on a T-Rex.
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Male 40,560
daegog Duh. That's why we have egg hunts at easter.... dinosaur eggs.

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Male 3,822
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Male 3,801
I saw this one during the week, I'm honestly not surprised.
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Male 1,089
Going to be hard to use science when he denies science. 
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Male 3,822
marsii bingo, this should be a no brainer.. no pun. but yeah a science bro should be in charge of nasa
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