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Jim Bridenstine
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Official Portrait (NHQ201804260001).jpg
13th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Assumed office
April 23, 2018
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Charles Bolden
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 1st district
In office
January 3, 2013 – April 23, 2018
Preceded by John Sullivan
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born
James Frederick Bridenstine

June 15, 1975 (1975-06-15) (age 45)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Michelle Bridenstine
Children 3
Education Rice University (BA)
Cornell University (MBA)}
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
 United States Air Force
Years of service 1998–2007 (Active)
2010–2015 (Reserve)
2015–present (Air National Guard)
Rank US-O4 insignia.svg Lieutenant Commander (Active)
US-O4 insignia.svg Lieutenant Commander (Reserve)
US-O4 insignia.svg Major (Air National Guard)
Unit Oklahoma Air National Guard
Battles/wars War in Afghanistan
Awards

James Frederick Bridenstine (born June 15, 1975) is an American politician. Bridenstine is the 13th and current Administrator of NASA since April 2018. He served as the United States Representative for Oklahoma's 1st congressional district, based in Tulsa, from 2013 to 2018. He is a member of the Republican Party.

On September 1, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Bridenstine to be the next Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.



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