Former Florida Sen. Bill Nelson Has Been Confirmed As Head Of NASA

Former Florida Sen. Bill Nelson Has Been Confirmed As Head Of NASA

The Senate has officially confirmed former Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, who actually flew a space shuttle once, to be the next chief of NASA.

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President Joe Biden’s pick for the position was confirmed by lawmakers without a roll call vote.

“I am honored by the President’s nomination and the Senate vote,” Nelson said in a statement about the confirmation. “I will try to merit that trust. Onward and upward!”

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Nelson. a Democrat, will become NASA’s 14th administrator, succeeding another former member of Congress, Jim Bridenstine, a Republican from Oklahoma. Nelson currently serves on the NASA Advisory Council.

Nelson promised, when nominated, to “help lead NASA into an exciting future of possibilities.” The space agency is working to send astronauts back to the moon this decade.

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“Its workforce radiates optimism, ingenuity and a can-do spirit,” Nelson said. “The NASA team continues to achieve the seemingly impossible as we venture into the cosmos.”

Nelson, 78, grew up near Cape Canaveral and was serving as a congressman when he launched aboard space shuttle Columbia on Jan. 12, 1986. His commander was Charles Bolden Jr., who later served as NASA administrator under President Barack Obama — at Nelson’s urging.

Ten days after the flight ended, the space shuttle Challenger failed just after liftoff and killed all seven astronauts who were on board.

It’ll be interesting to see what kind of projects and programs NASA is going to be involved with under the Biden administration. You can guarantee he’s probably going to authorize some wacky stuff, especially with all of the UFO information coming out of the government now.