NASA chief to step down when Joe Biden takes over
New Delhi : NASA chief Jim Bridenstine has announced that he will step down from his post when Joe Biden will take over the President's position. Speaking to AerospaceDaily, Bridenstinesaid that he thinks NASA will have a better chance of political success with a new chief.
He mentioned that a new chief for the US space agency would be in better interest of America's space exploration programme under new administration.
“The right question here is, what’s in the best interest of NASA as an agency, and what’s in the best interest of America’s exploration program?” Bridenstine told AerospaceDaily on Sunday.
“You need somebody who has a close relationship with the President of the U.S. … somebody trusted by the administration, including OMB (Office of Management and Budget), National Space Council, National Security Council. I think I would not be the right person for that in a new administration,” he said.
In 2017, when Donald Trump had announced his name as the NASA chief there were many oppositions to his name and to the idea of letting a politician head the US space agency.
The Senate, however, confirmed him in April 2018, with lawmakers voting along party lines, The Verge reported.