The Mars Society is calling on all Americans to urge their members of Congress to support the nomination of Jim Bridenstine as the next NASA administrator. A telecon to coordinate the campaign will be held Wednesday, September 20 at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST). Those interested in participating can call into the telecom at 563-999-2090 and offer passcode 438709# when prompted on their phone.
After leaving the post of NASA administrator vacant for 8 months, in early September, President Trump nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) to the post. In view of Bridenstine’s long-time, deep interest and support of the space program, the Mars Society is urging approval of his nomination.
Bridenstine has focused heavily on space policy during his tenure in Congress, stating “[O]ur very way of life depends on space, the way we communicate, the way we navigate, the way we produce food and energy, the way we conduct banking.” In April 2016 at the 32nd Annual Space Symposium, Bridenstine introduced H.R. 4945, the American Space Renaissance Act, comprehensive reform legislation with provisions affecting national security, civil and commercial space policy.
In addition, Bridenstine has proposed legislation related to the regulatory process overseeing certain non-traditional space activities, and ...