Bridenstine outlines space policy goals after Oval Office visit
Few people in Congress are watched as closely as Rep. Jim Bridenstine. The Republican from Oklahoma, entering his third term in the House, has emerged as a key figure space policy, particularly through his introduction last year of the American Space Renaissance Act, a comprehensive space policy bill. He is also widely considered the leading candidate to be nominated by the Trump administration to be the next administrator of NASA.
Bridenstine spoke at a Washington Space Business Roundtable luncheon March 21, immediately after leaving the White House to attend the signing ceremony for a new NASA authorization act. In his speech, he covered some of the civil, commercial and national security space priorities he would like to address in a revised version of his American Space Renaissance Act, while addressing questions about plans to reestablish the National Space Council and when we might expect a new NASA administrator.