Biden administration appoints Steve Jurczyk as interim NASA chief

After the head of NASA Jim Bridenstine resigned yesterday (Jan. 20), President Joe Biden’s administration appointed Steve Jurczyk as interim administrator until the post is permanently filled.

Jurczyk has been the agency’s associate administrator since May 2018, according to his NASA biography; all in all, he’s been with NASA since 1988. Jurczyk is one of 34 interim leaders announced by Biden and his vice president, Kamala Harris, hours after their inauguration.

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