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NASA’s acting administrator to retire without a successor

Techcrunch -------- The acting head of NASA is stepping down on April 30. Robert M. Lightfoot Jr. told the space agency on Monday in an email where he says its with “bittersweet feelings” he’s going to retire after 28 years at NASA. A clear successor to chief has not yet named and NASA’s number two position as deputy administrator is also vacant as the Trump administrator has yet to nominate someone to the spot. Lightfoot took over on an interim basis for Charles F. Bolden Jr., who stepped down at the end of President Obama’s term. Lightfoot was associate administrator, the third-highest ranking position at NASA. In September, President Trump nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine to lead NASA as administrator but the Senate has yet to confirm him in the role. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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