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|13th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
|Assumed office |
April 23, 2018
|Preceded by||Charles Bolden|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Oklahoma's 1st district
January 3, 2013 – April 23, 2018
|Preceded by||John Sullivan|
James Frederick Bridenstine
June 15, 1975
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
|Education||Rice University (BA)|
Cornell University (MBA)}
|Branch/service|| United States Navy|
United States Air Force
|Years of service||1998–2007 (Active)|
2015–present (Air National Guard)
|Rank|| Lieutenant Commander (Active)|
Lieutenant Commander (Reserve)
Major (Air National Guard)
|Unit||Oklahoma Air National Guard|
|Battles/wars||War in Afghanistan|
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.
- "Republican Jim Bridenstine to challenge incumbent John Sullivan". Tulsa World. September 15, 2011. http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20110915_16_A10_CUTLIN858908&allcom=1. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
- "Bridenstine announces bid for Congress". www.krmg.com. September 15, 2011. http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/bridenstine-announces-bid-congress/nDndw/. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
- Giaritelli, Anna. "Trump picks 42 key administration nominees, including heads of NASA and Office of National Drug Control Policy" (in en). Washington Examiner. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-picks-42-key-administration-nominees-including-heads-of-nasa-and-office-of-national-drug-control-policy/article/2633254. Retrieved 2017-09-02.