View of Earth from the International Space Station. Photo: NASA
Media outlets in Florida and Washington, D.C. are reporting that former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will be the Biden administration’s pick to lead NASA — the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Nelson, a Democrat and longtime politician well known in Florida, has served a variety of roles over the decades, from a state House member to a state agency to the U.S. Senate, where he spent nearly two decades in Congress.
In 2018, Nelson lost to then-Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, in a close battle for the U.S. Senate seat in Florida.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that Biden is “expected to nominate” Nelson for the next administrator of NASA.
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