Biden’s Nomination for NASA gets BAD Reviews
Former Senator Bill Nelson is Joe Biden’s pick to lead NASA and he doesn’t appear to be cut out for the job.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
The rumored nomination of former senator Bill Nelson for the top job at NASA is drawing criticism from space industry insiders who view the Florida Democrat as a dinosaur and question his commitment to moving the agency forward.Advertisement
Nelson is “pushing hard” to become NASA administrator by leveraging his personal relationship with Biden, according to Ars Technica. But critics are pushing back, describing the 78-year-old ex-senator as a relic of the old guard whose track record supporting major in-house projects spells danger for the burgeoning commercial space industry.
Nelson is also closely linked to the Space Launch System (SLS), an expendable launch vehicle widely seen as a major NASA failure. The program was established in 2011 after congressional leaders including Nelson demanded a NASA program to build its own large rocket in exchange for an Obama administration push to open contracts to private companies, the Commercial Crew Program. As part of the deal, Congress required the SLS rocket to be largely built out of old Space Shuttle parts, which protected manufacturing jobs in Nelson’s home state.
More than a decade and $20 billion later, the SLS has yet to launch. A NASA inspector general report in 2019 found rampant cost overruns, performance issues, and “challenges with program management.” A December 2020 report from the GAO found NASA’s planned flight Artemis I, which would use the SLS system, was three years behind the schedule set by NASA in 2014 to measure performance. The Artemis program will purportedly land the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024.
Nelson seems to want more government largess at NASA and the private sector that is driving our space exploration wants none of it.
Your lead in says Cassidy. Better proof read!
There will never be a nomination to the FOOL of FOOLS cabinet. Everyone is a has been political delict , but so is this corrupt criminal potus
Seventy eight years old and Has never done anything of import, for either the space agency OR the country, has no idea of what goes into a space vehicle or a space agency and still thinks a launch is something that occurs with a Match and a long fuse, The Rocket held with a coca-cola bottle.
For him the only space he knows is the emptiness between his ears. Time to stop bringing in the nursing home guard to dribble at dinner with Biden. I am 81 and well aquatinted with this crowd.
All of Biden’s selections are based on being politically favorable to him. As we all know, it’s America Last. Can we exist for four more years?
NASA should be a retirement hobby. That means the NASA administrator would be as old as old Joe. Hardly the requirement for a cutting edge thinking.
Another Obiden DUD, that’s out lived his intelligence. Know nothing about space except the low gravity in his head. Why at 81 does he think he can have any input that’s worth anything except a title and pay check. The FAA makes airline pilots retire at 65 because they fear health and mental problems. This guy is way past that and didn’t know anything to begin with. Don’t let him in the door. Another has been WANT A BE! Go Away and let someone that can help the program run it. Any NOT from CHINA!
At 78 yrs old, he should be Retired and No More Government FREE money!! Go Home Senator your time has passed!!!
goes to show, demofools will vote for the d, not the persom, qualifide or not. he’s had dementia ever since he’s been in congress and that’s way too long and that’s not what our founding father intended.
all his/her requests are buffoons
Obama neutered NASA, Trump made NASA great again noe Obama marionette Biden will also neuter NASA – call this whole Biden thing “Obama 2.0”
My question about these nominations is: we should have ZERO Republicans voting for these has beens. PERIOD!
They should be asking questions just to show the American people just how unqualified they all are.
Slow joe is just checking off boxes.