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Trump's pick to head NASA to host Bill Nye 'Science Guy'

Bridenstine, President Donald Trump’s pick to head NASA, says he plans to invite Bill Nye “The Science Guy” to be his guest of honor at President Trump’s State of the Union address on Jan. 30, 2018. (Megan Wenrich/Office of Congressman Jim Bridenstine via Bridenstine, President Donald Trump’s pick to head NASA, says he plans to invite Bill Nye “The Science Guy” to be his guest of honor at President Trump’s State of the Union address on Jan. 30, 2018. (Megan Wenrich/Office of Congressman Jim Bridenstine via

By The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - President Donald Trump's nominee to lead NASA has faced contentious Senate confirmation hearings over his past comments dismissing man-made causes for global warming, and now U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine is touting his relationship with Bill Nye "The Science Guy."

The Republican from Oklahoma announced Thursday that Nye will accompany him to Trump's Jan. 30 State of the Union address.

A U.S. Senate committee Thursday narrowly approved Bridenstine's nomination, pushing him closer to a final vote. Bridenstine earlier promised the panel to run the agency on a consensus agenda driven by science.

Nye says in a statement from Bridenstine's office that he's enjoyed a "productive working relationship" with the congressman. Nye starred in a popular children's science show in the 1990s and now is head of The Planetary Society advocacy organization.

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