Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

Episode 6: NASA in the Age of Trump


Rep. Jim Bridenstine

In September President Trump nominated Jim Bridenstine – a three term Congressman from Oklahoma– to lead NASA. Bridenstine’s been a champion of space exploration in Congress. But his nomination has run into some trouble. Bridenstine is a big supporter of human space exploration. Its not clear, though, how much he supports NASA’s scientific missions, especially those focused on climate change.


Dan Vergano

Discussing Bridenstine’s nomination and other issues confronting NASA is Dan Vergano, science reporter for BuzzFeed. Vergano has reported on science for National Geographic and USA Today. In 2008 he was named a Neiman Fellow at Harvard University.

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