"NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine delivers opening remarks at the Artemis Generations Spacesuit event" by NASA/Joel Kowsky / Public Domain

Jim Bridenstine will step aside as NASA chief when President-elect Biden takes over: report

Nov 10, 2020

By Mike Wall

NASA will apparently be getting a new leader after president-elect Joe Biden is sworn in.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine won’t remain in the agency’s lead role in the Biden administration even if asked, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report reported on Sunday (Nov. 8).

“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,” Bridenstine told Irene Klotz, space editor for Aviation Week, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report’s parent publication. “I think I would not be the right person for that in a new administration.”

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