MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) — Former Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson could be the next head of NASA.
According to multiple reports, President Joe Biden is expected to tap his longtime ally to be the administrator of the agency as soon as Friday.READ MORE: Retired Police Major Explains How Miami-Dade Officers Are Trained Not To Mix Up Handgun & Taser
Nelson, who flew a Space Shuttle mission in 1986 aboard the shuttle Columbia, has been a long proponent of NASA. He is not an astronaut, but is one of the rare civilians who has traveled to space.READ MORE: With J&J's Single-Shot Paused, Medical Expert Says People Shouldn’t ‘Try To Skimp At This Stage’ When It Comes To 2nd Dose Of Pfizer Or Moderna
The Washington Post was first to report this decision.
Nelson, 78, was a three-term Florida senator before he was unseated by then-Gov. Rick Scott (R) in 2018.MORE NEWS: 'Bed Tax' Change Backed In Florida House
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