Pence to Swear in Bridenstine as NASA Administrator on Monday

Jim Bridenstine (Credit: NASA)

WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — Media are invited to see Vice President Mike Pence swear in Jim Bridenstine as NASA’s new administrator at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 23, at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Following the swearing-in, Vice President Pence and newly sworn-in NASA Administrator Bridenstine will speak live with three NASA astronauts currently living and working aboard the International Space Station. Expedition 55 crew members Scott Tingle, Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold will offer congratulations and take questions from the Vice President and Administrator Bridenstine. The astronauts will also briefly share stories of their experiences on the orbiting outpost from 250 miles above Earth, traveling at 17,500 miles per hour.

Bridenstine was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, April 19, to serve as the agency’s 13th administrator. Prior to this position, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives for the state of Oklahoma, where he held positions on the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. Bridenstine also is a pilot in the U.S. Navy Reserve and the former executive director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium.

  • OldCodger

    well you’ve got him now, so we all watch to see what he does and what impact if any he has.

  • ThomasLMatula

    I remember when folks use to use the term “we” rather that “you” at moments like this…

  • OldCodger

    Not from the USA, not my Government, just an interested observer. 🙂

  • JS Initials

    You know it is a slow space-news period when Bridenstine news covers most of the week.
    Gee, what’s next? Shall we learn that Bridenstine is a former member of the John Birch Society (wouldn’t Globalists love that claim)? That he’s not really a practicing Jew, yada yada yada…
    Look at my face on Skype and see if I am serious.

  • P.K. Sink

    We got him. I think he’ll do good.

  • ReSpaceAge

    Nice to see Government Space is moving along at such break neck speed!

  • windbourne

    Time will tell.
    Personally, I have more issues over his naval service. He moved slowly through the ranks.
    And the BS about lack of science really does not matter.
    He is in admin position.

    I am interested to see what he will do for manned space. The GOP worked hard to try and kill off SpaceX. Now, we will see what happens with the moon.
    Will he push us their quickly which means commercial space esp SX?
    Or will he remain like the rest of the GOP and just run up worthless spending and lots more debt?

  • windbourne

    There are very likely plenty of JB types in today’s GOP, but I doubt that he is one.