NASA's new administrator Sen. Bill Nelson shares his vision for NASA's future.
Nelson has an extensive history of working with NASA and has been integral to the agencys current successes. Prior to his nomination, was a member-at-large on NASAs advisory council. From 2001 to 2019, Nelson represented Florida in the U.S. Senate, where he served as ranking member of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and led its Subcommittee on Science and Space.
Previously, Nelson represented Floridas 9th and 11th districts in the U.S. House of Representatives. While chair of the House space subcommittee, Nelson flew aboard the space shuttle Columbia as a payload specialist on the STS-61C mission in 1986. The mission also included Bolden, as pilot.