Bad Astronomy

Obama nominates Bolden to head NASA

After all the rumors, then a denial of the rumors, it looks like at least some of the rumors were true: President Obama has picked ex-astronaut Charles Bolden to head NASA.

I’ve already written about this, so there isn’t much more to say, except that this isn’t a done deal yet; the Senate has to approve of the choice. Given Bolden’s record, I don’t see anything obvious in his way unless 1) the Senate wants to play politics and/or b) Bolden hasn’t paid his taxes.

I hope this works out, because he seems like the right guy for the job. I’ll post more news as I hear it.