Perhaps former U.S Rep. Jim Bridenstine, a three-term Oklahoma Republican, did too good a job making his case to be NASA administrator, despite a resume lacking experience in science and space operations. On July 12, the White House nominated a political insider and top Senate staffer, Jim Morhard, to become Bridenstine’s deputy even though the administrator had requested former astronaut and Glenn Research Center Director Janet Kavandi—or a similarly seasoned space ...

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