• MingLord

    Not sure if I’d agree with the fella much about general politics but have to admit he did a good job of representing himself and NASA in this (admittedly low ball questions) interview.

  • P.K. Sink

    Agreed. Due credit to the Obama Administration for giving commercial space some legs…and to this Administration for giving it a chance to stretch them.

  • ajp

    Yup. That’s exactly what I was thinking. Wish he wouldn’t make so many “the President” comments, but he almost seems to have a demeanor LESS politician-like than Bolden. Wouldn’t have guessed that.

  • Michael Halpern

    His boss is addicted to ego stroking,

  • duheagle

    I think Bridenstine’s “the President” references are for the benefit of the old NASA hands over whom he is now titular chief. Mr. B seems, based on his early moves since taking office, to be looking to whip the plodding NASA horse into a gallop and he’s signalling that he’s got backing for this at the absolute top of the Administration – unlike poor twist-in-the-wind Charlie Bolden who seems to have been pretty much “Charlie Who?” to the White House insiders of the Obama administration.

  • duheagle

    See my reply to ajp above. I don’t think “ego stroking” has anything to do with it.

  • Eric Thiel

    I think it sounds smart to start off with short term goals. Mars is still a ways away; who knows what rockets will be ready when the time comes