Writer, nonprofit gatekeeper, reluctant singer, daydream believer, hopeless romantic, raised by David Byrne in a house made of bus tickets in the forest, translating to anagrams, sleeping in an ash tree meadow, coloring in wry shadelines
The President’s just announced his nomination for NASA’s new Deputy Administrator! I’m super pumped.
What’s cool about this nomination?
Newman’s a woman and the STEM fields desperately need to start hiring more of them
She isn’t from the military. It’s my belief that NASA should be led with science and humanitarian mindsets.
She is *very* smart. She’s almost finished developing a new spacesuit that’s pressurized mechanically. This would enable us to float through space without the need to be in a gas-filled balloon. Her nomination makes me think that NASA may well end up integrating her design after all.