NASA chief Jim Bridenstine will step down once President-elect Joe Biden takes office, in line with a report. Bridenstine thinks NASA can have a greater probability of political success with a brand new chief, AerospaceDaily reported Sunday. The brand new chief would have “a detailed relationship with the [next] president of the US,” Bridenstine reportedly mentioned.
“The appropriate query right here is, ‘What’s in the most effective curiosity of NASA as an company, and what’s in the most effective curiosity of America’s exploration program?'” Bridenstine informed AerospaceDaily. “You want any individual who’s trusted by the administration … I feel that I might not be the appropriate individual for that in a brand new administration.”
Bridenstine, a former Republican congressman from Oklahoma,. Whereas in Congress, he served on the Committee of Science, Area and Expertise.
NASA did not instantly reply to a request for remark.