Sep 06, 2017
Space Florida is pleased that after many months and consideration of a many candidates, the Administration has nominated Congressman Jim Bridenstine to lead the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Space Florida CEO Frank DiBello said, “I have had the great pleasure of working with Congressman Bridenstine throughout his tenure in the U.S. Congress. I have found Jim to be a dedicated student of the industry and a passionate champion in Congress for the maturation of the space economy. He will no doubt apply the same knowledge, dedication, and passion to the leadership of NASA, for the benefit of all space stakeholders. New leadership at NASA, combined with the regeneration of the National Space Council and passage of the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, will provide the guidance and stability necessary for NASA to continue to explore new frontiers, advance technology, and sustain U.S. leadership in space. We look forward to his timely confirmation and working with him in the future.”