At Bridenstine's hearing last November, Nelson berated the former Navy and Air Force pilot.
"I feel very strongly that Congressman Bridenstine does not have the right background or qualifications to lead NASA".
The space agency has gone without a permanent leader for 15 months, since Charles Bolden resigned as Trump took office. The administration has been pushing for a broader, more coordinated strategy across government that leverages the investment of a new wave of private companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin, while using their competitive threat to push for cheaper and better service from the traditional prime contractors of the United States space program such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.
"The NASA administrator should be a consummate space professional ... not a politician", Nelson said earlier this week.
Bridenstine served as a U.S. Navy pilot on active duty for nine years, followed by four years in the Navy Reserve where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
"James Bridenstine is a climate denier with no scientific background who has made a career out of ignoring science", Sen.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, a Tulsa Republican who previously held Bridenstine's congressional seat, accused Bridenstine's opponents of launching a "smear campaign" and spreading "hatred for no reason at all".
Bridenstine sponsored a bill called the American Space Renaissance Act in which he proposed ambitious goals to advance the country's space program. Brian Schatz (D., Hawaii) said. But I defer to scientists.
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation applauded the confirmation, saying in a statement that "NASA needs dedicated and inspired leadership, and Representative Bridenstine is an outstanding choice to provide precisely that".
The confirmation nearly experienced a crash landing as McCain's counterpart, Jeff Flake, threatened to vote against Bridenstine.
Had Flake remained a no on that vote, it would have caused significant complications, with Vice President Pence, who as the president of the Senate is the official tiebreaker, in Florida to attend Trump's meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Vice President Mike Pence was a tie-breaking vote, as Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was absent due to recovering from cancer treatment. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) initially sided with the Democrats, but he ultimately changed his vote.
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Thus, massive hordes of enemies like never back, new types of weapons and more, developed on the Croteam's Serious Engine. Additionally they mention that the game will take place across more environments than just the desert this time around.
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NIAS implemented its major incident protocol in response to this incident. " The charity air ambulance was also tasked ". The airport tweeted that it was running a normal service, and that the plane was not operating either to or from it.
Trump had tried to recruit at least two legal eagles in recent weeks - Emmet Flood and Theodore Olson - but both turned him down. Instead, Mr Trump named the former mayor an informal adviser on cybersecurity issues.
CM Finance Inc. (NASDAQ:CMFN)'s performance this year to date is -1.23%. (CLDR) has been moved; whether it performed well or not. The Mosaic Company (MOS) stock was most active as around 4672194 shares exchanged on hands in the Tuesday trading session.
Next, using algorithms developed by the team, the robot plans a two-handed motion that is fast and collision-free. And we do mean on its own, there was no human intervention or helping the robot understand the instructions.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued a "burn ban" in 36 counties in coordination with the Oklahoma City Fire Department. They are now en-route to meet up with other crew members and continue on their two-day trip to Oklahoma.
The United States , Britain and France fired missiles at Syrian targets on Saturday in retaliation for the suspected chemical use. Ishak Majali, a former OPCW inspector, said it is unlikely the inspectors will find evidence at the site after such delay.
In Baramulla, Sopore, Uri, Rafiabad, students blocked roads, raised slogans, and hurled stones at police and paramilitary. However, security forces deployed in the area swung into action and stopped the protesting students from moving ahead.
May has said she did not seek a green light from parliament for the attacks, citing the need to act quickly. Britain has said there are no plans for future strikes against Syria .
Hawkeyes' Big Ten basketball opponents announced
Only the opponents for each team have been released, with dates, times, and television information to follow later in the summer. The IU women's basketball conference schedule for the 2018-2019 season was announced Thursday via the team's twitter account .
Magnitude 5.9 Quake Strikes Southern Iran
Authorities later said the quake did not affect routine operations at the plant, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. It is noted that near the epicenter of the natural disaster , which was located at a depth of 18 km, is nuclear power.
Alabama-Notre Dame home-and-home set for 2028-29
Notre Dame will host Alabama on September 2, 2028, while the Crimson Tide will welcome the Fighting Irish on September 1, 2029. Notre Dame holds a 5-2 edge in the series with three meetings coming in bowl games.
TIAA Bank Field will feature the NFL's first dog park
Jaguars spokesman Brian Sexton said the uniforms are called "Nike Vapor Untouchable". "Tradition has returned to Jacksonville". The Jacksonville Jaguars are all about innovation and one of their newest additions to TIAA Field will further prove that.
76ers: Joel Embiid doubtful for Game 3 against Heat
Embiid also participated in shootaround Thursday morning but had yet to be cleared for full contact, Brown said. And, indeed, Embiid took the court for warmups before Game 3 wearing a newer, though still black, mask.
Netflix Debuts Mobile Previews
The company also plans to create content specifically for mobile-video watchers, including 15-minute standup comedy specials. Mobile previews operate in much the same way that video previews work in the television app, which rolled out past year .
CSK vs RR: Who will win today's IPL 2018 match
The Whistle Podu Express - as fans of CSK are collectively called - reached Pune ahead of their team's clash against RR on Friday. A special train carrying the "Yellow Army" fans with CSK banners left Chennai Central station on Thursday morning.