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Former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida sworn in as head of NASA

BY: - May 4, 2021

WASHINGTON — Former Florida Sen. Bill Nelson launched into his new gig on Monday, when Vice President Kamala Harris swore him in to serve as the new NASA administrator. Standing next to his wife, his two children, and a piece of moon rock collected during the Apollo 16 mission, the 78-year-old Nelson expressed gratitude over being […]

Biden taps former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida to lead nation’s space program

BY: - March 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Friday that he’s picked former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida to head up NASA. The White House in its announcement stressed Nelson’s long experience with the U.S. space program. Nelson, a Democrat, chaired the Space Subcommittee as a member of the U.S. House for six years and during […]

Governor, lawmakers urge U.S. Space Command to consider Ohio for its new headquarters

BY: - June 25, 2020

Ohio lawmakers are shooting for the stars.  The state Senate passed a resolution Wednesday urging the U.S. Space Command to ground its new headquarters in the Buckeye State, following Gov. Mike DeWine’s endorsement on Tuesday. The U.S. Space Command is the newest branch of the U.S. Department of Defense, chartered to conduct operations in, from […]

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7 lessons from ‘Hidden Figures’ NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson’s life and career

BY: - March 12, 2020

Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who made critical contributions to the space program at NASA, died Feb. 24 at the age of 101. Johnson became a household name thanks to the celebrated book “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians who Helped Win the Space Race,” which later […]