Jim Bridenstine may prove to be a very capable NASA administrator, but he knows his limits. Lacking a technical background, the former three-term Republican congressman from Oklahoma wanted a deputy versed in science, technology and space operations. In fact, Bridenstine publicly advocated for his bosses in the Trump administration to nominate Janet Kavandi, a trained chemist and astronaut who flew on three space shuttle missions and currently runs the agency’s Glenn Research Center in ...

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