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Jim Bridenstine, Trump's pick to lead NASA, is eager to see humans on the moon and Mars

Jim Bridenstine, Trump's pick to lead NASA, is eager to see humans on the moon and Mars

President Trump’s pick to lead NASA is a congressman who wants to mine fuel from the moon and has denied human activity’s role in climate change.

Rep. Jim Bridenstine, a Republican from Oklahoma, was officially nominated this week to head the space agency. If confirmed by the Senate, Bridenstine would become the first elected official to lead NASA in its nearly six-decade history.

“It is an honor to be nominated to serve our nation as NASA administrator,” Bridenstine said in a statement. He declined requests to be interviewed until after the confirmation process is over.

Bridenstine is a Navy Reserve pilot and was executive director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum...

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