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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:52 PM

Senate confirms former Florida Sen. Bill Nelson to lead NASA

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed former Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, who once flew on the space shuttle, to be the next NASA administrator.

Lawmakers agreed to President Joe Biden’s choice to lead the space agency by consensus late Thursday, without a roll call vote.

Nelson will become NASA’s 14th administrator, succeeding another former member of Congress, Jim Bridenstine, a Republican from Oklahoma. Nelson currently serves on the NASA Advisory Council.

Nelson promised, when nominated, to “help lead NASA into an exciting future of possibilities.” The space agency is working to send astronauts back to the moon this decade.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/senate-confirms-former-florida-sen-bill-nelson-to-lead-nasa/ar-BB1gckVj?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply Senate confirms former Florida Sen. Bill Nelson to lead NASA (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 29 OP
dem4decades Apr 29 #1
IronLionZion Apr 29 #5
dem4decades Apr 29 #7
LonePirate Apr 29 #2
Bleacher Creature Apr 29 #3
honest.abe Apr 29 #4
tavernier Apr 29 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:59 PM

1. I thought he should have been Gore's VP pick instead of Lieberman.

And just think of he'had won Florida.

And I know we won Florida but it was close enough to steal, and they did.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:32 PM

5. Florida used to elect Democrats

Bob Graham was there too

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 11:43 PM

7. Florida's going the wrong way, Texas may vote Democratic before Fla.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:04 PM

2. Nelson went into space aboard a space shuttle back in the 80s.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:11 PM

3. This better have been a unanimous vote.

Nelson is about as middle of the road as there is, in addition to the fact that he's a former astronaut and Senator. There is literally ZERO reason for any Republican to vote against him.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:47 PM

4. Excellent!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:59 PM

6. I'm a bit tossed about this.

I hated that he lost his seat to Scott because Rick Scott is a lying devil, but I was not entirely enthusiastic about Nelson because he and his wife support very conservative causes.

On the other hand I think this is a great position for him except that he is almost 90 years old. I am a senior citizen myself, but I feel that someone in their very late 80’s is only given this title as a reward for years of service. And maybe that’s ok too.

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