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In wide-ranging interview, Bill Nelson lays out his vision for NASA – The Washington Post

Nelson tells The Washington Post he plans to spend much of his time and energy lobbying Congress for the money to land astronauts on the moon.

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For years, conventional wisdom was that the NASA administrator needed to be an engineer or a scientist, someone who deeply understood orbital dynamics and planetary science.
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Nelson, who was sworn in by Vice President Harris last week, is at his core a politician, like his predecessor, Jim Bridenstine, who was a member of Congress before leading the space agency under President Donald Trump.
Bridenstine spent a lot of time on Capitol Hill, about a half-mile from…

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