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nasa's acting chief retires with no obvious successor

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nasa's acting chief retires with no obvious successor

in the letter announcing his retirement, lightfoot said he will work with the white house on a smooth transition to the new administrator. the white house has yet to reveal who'll take over lightfoot's duties, but the president nominated representative jim bridenstine of oklahoma last year. it doesn't sound like he'd easily be able to assume the position, though: the senate hasn't voted to confirm him yet, and according to the new york times, all 49 democrats in the senate are ready to oppose his appointment.bridenstine has no scientific background and has pretty controversial views about climate change. during a speech in 2013, he told the congress that global temperatures "stopped rising 10 years ago," which is far from true. he al...