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Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:14 PM

NASA Chief Says He Will Step Down When Biden Takes Office

George Dvorsky
Yesterday 2:35PM

Jim Bridenstine will reportedly step down soon from his top role at NASA, saying he would be a poor fit for the job under a Biden administration. Appointed by the outgoing, impeached President Donald Trump, the Republican former congressman ended up being actually competent as leader of NASA, despite his history of climate change denial and lack of a background in science.

A new item will soon have to be added to President-elect Joe Biden’s already lengthy to-do list, as an important vacancy is set to emerge at NASA. Jim Bridenstine, after a three-year stint as NASA chief, plans to leave the role behind, Irene Klotz reports at Aviation Week.

Bridenstine told Klotz his decision wasn’t motivated by politics and that new NASA leadership will be required under Biden.

The interests of NASA and the U.S. space exploration program will be best served by “somebody who has a close relationship with the president of the United States,” he said on Sunday, after it became clear that Biden had won the presidency. “You need somebody who is trusted by the administration... including the OMB [Office of Management and Budget], the National Space Council and the National Security Council, and I think that I would not be the right person for that in a new administration,” said Bridenstine, as reported in Aviation Week.

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President Donald Trump gives the signing pen to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on June 18.
Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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Reply NASA Chief Says He Will Step Down When Biden Takes Office (Original post)
Judi Lynn Nov 2020 OP
onecaliberal Nov 2020 #1
SheltieLover Nov 2020 #6
Hoyt Nov 2020 #2
C_U_L8R Nov 2020 #3
aeromanKC Nov 2020 #4
soothsayer Nov 2020 #5
Eliot Rosewater Nov 2020 #7
Baked Potato Nov 2020 #8
2naSalit Nov 2020 #9
badhair77 Nov 2020 #10
CurtEastPoint Nov 2020 #11
getagrip_already Nov 2020 #12
CurtEastPoint Nov 2020 #13
getagrip_already Nov 2020 #14
CurtEastPoint Nov 2020 #16
redstatebluegirl Nov 2020 #15
Chainfire Nov 2020 #17
Tien1985 Nov 2020 #18
cstanleytech Nov 2020 #19
eppur_se_muova Nov 2020 #20

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:16 PM

1. Saved Biden from having to fire him. We want no dump sycophants anywhere.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:18 PM

6. My thoughts exactly!

Perhaps his subtle way of telling chumputin it's over.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:16 PM

2. Good. Saves Biden having to fire his sorry trump kissing ass.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:17 PM

3. Grifting days are over, pal

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:17 PM

4. Good riddance!!

Don't let the door hit you on your MAGAt ass!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:18 PM

5. Huh.

More to this story?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:19 PM

7. A completely unecessary statement and press conference or whatever

You are a trumper, you are not fit to serve under the new patriot.

You were going to be replaced, you did this ONLY to get airtime.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:21 PM

8. Buh Bye! I don't trust any Trump appointees.

“Outgoing, impeached President Donald Trump”

That’s good reporting!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:22 PM

9. I wonder how much trashing he did while there.

Good riddance, we don't need any malingerers anywhere in OUR government.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:23 PM

10. He acts as if his departure is a great loss.

Be on your way, Jim. Make room for someone who cares about the future of NASA.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:35 PM

11. He was a fucking MUSEUM DIRECTOR (no shade but that is NO qualification for head of NASA.)

He is a former executive director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:53 PM

12. it seems merely...

merely knowing what air and space are is qualification enough under this admin.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:54 PM

13. ...and you're allowed to stop and consider and think before answering which is which...

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:59 PM

14. all the re-takes you need....

And you can get 2 wrong answers and still pass on a 2 question test.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 05:07 PM

16. And Kylieeeeeee or whatever her name is will lie for you!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 04:59 PM

15. Lord help us he will come back to Oklahoma and run for the Senate when Inhofe is done.

He was always being groomed for that anyway. Great.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 06:39 PM

17. My advice would be,

don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 12:31 AM

18. Yeah, some how

When I think NASA Director, I don't think "should have a close personal relationship with the president." Hope the door hits him on the way out.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 01:51 AM

19. No, a good relationship with science and the mission of NASA is what is needed for the job not a

good relationship with the President.
It's a bonus of course but science is what NASA is about.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:22 AM

20. So, he's saying he wouldn't be a good fit because he's no good at cooperating with ...

ALL the people he needs to cooperate with ? That's as good as admitting he can't -- read won't -- work with other people.

Maybe there's a job waiting for him at the Creationism Museum.

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