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Statement on the Nomination of Bill Nelson as the Next NASA Administrator

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 19, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today announced it is encouraged by the nomination of the Honorable Bill Nelson of Florida by President Biden to be the next Administrator of NASA. As the past months and years have shown, today’s global space ecosystem is in an unfolding renaissance of creativity, collaboration and community building.

The public, private and research sectors in the United States and around the world are pioneering a future that will benefit everyone in exploration, in orbit and here on planet Earth. As the new leader of NASA, the next Administrator is coming into an era of remarkable possibilities with new launch systems, commercial vendors, ground-breaking capabilities, a more diverse workforce and more global partners than at any other time in history.

Space Foundation looks forward to working with the former U.S. Senator from Florida and his colleagues at NASA in the days ahead and welcomes him to the 36th Space Symposium this coming August 23-26 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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