Jim Bridenstine to Be Nominated by Trump to Lead NASA

Representative Jim Bridenstine, Republican of Oklahoma, will be nominated by President Trump to serve as NASA’s next administrator, the White House said on Friday night. Mr. Bridenstine, a strong advocate for drawing private companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin more deeply into NASA’s exploration of space, had been rumored to be the leading candidate for the job, but months passed without an […]

World’s largest general science organisation slams Trump’s lack of ‘scientific thinking’

The head of the world’s largest general science organisation has accused the Trump administration of paying “scant attention” to research and lacking understanding of scientific thinking. Dr Rush Holt, chief executive of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), pointed to the “great slowness” in appointing people with a scientific background to senior […]