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.