Bill Nelson Sees O’Keefe Clone in Gration; Pete Worden More Enthused

Key U.S. Senator Cautions Obama on NASA Pick
Space News

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who chairs a key NASA oversight panel, is cautioning President-elect Barack Obama to avoid selecting a space agency chief who lacks NASA experience.

Obama’s choice for NASA administrator, according to a source briefed on the selection, is retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jonathan Scott Gration, a decorated fighter pilot who is a virtual unknown in the space community.