Statements on Bill Nelson’s Senate Confirmation as NASA Administrator

This image shows Bill Nelson, former U.S. senator and confirmed NASA administrator, smiling with his hands open while seated at the table before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. He is wearing a gray suit, blue shirt and tie.
Former U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, appears before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Russell Senate Office Building in Washington.
Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls

The following are statements from Sen. Bill Nelson and acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on Thursdays U.S. Senate confirmation of Nelson as the 14th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration:

I am honored by the Presidents nomination and the Senate vote, Nelson said. I will try to merit that trust. Onward and upward!

Im happy to welcome Bill to the NASA family, said Jurczyk. Its been an amazing year for NASA and our commercial and international partners, and I look forward to working with Bill and the Biden-Harris Administration to build on the incredible momentum weve built so far. It has been an honor to serve as acting administrator, but its the NASA workforce that makes the agency one-of-a-kind. Thank you for all you do to advance NASAs critical missions.

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