US Vice President Swears-In Bill Nelson As New NASA Administrator
Vice President Kamala Harris officiated the swearing-in ceremony of new NASA Administrator Bill Nelson at the White House on Monday
"It's a new day in space. But we wanted not only my family to be here, but representing the former administrator, Charlie Bolden, General Bolden, eight years under Obama, the former administrator Jim Bridenstine, four years under Trump, to show the continuity and the bipartisanship with which you run the nation's space program, particularly NASA," Nelson said after the ceremony.
Nelson has served in the US Senate and House of Representatives representing the state of Florida. He became the second sitting congressman to go to space after serving as a payload specialist for the Columbia space shuttle in 1986.