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NASA administrator nominee shares timeline, future plans for U.S. space exploration

DC, UNITED STATES: This 20 July 1969 file photo released by NASA shows astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. saluting the US flag on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 lunar mission. The 20th July 1999 marks the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and man's first walk on the Moon. AFP PHOTO NASA (Photo credit should read NASA/AFP via Getty Images)

DC, UNITED STATES: This 20 July 1969 file photo released by NASA shows astronaut Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. saluting the US flag on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 lunar mission. (Photo credit should read NASA/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 4:10 PM PT – Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Joe Biden’s nominee for NASA administrator has gained bipartisan support from lawmakers during a congressional hearing.

Testifying in front of the Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee Wednesday, former Florida Senator Bill Nelson (D) said he was excited about the future of NASA. He even shared his confidence about reaching the moon by 2024.

Nelson said he wants numerous projects to be carried out on time, such as getting to Mars in the 2030s. He added, these new projects would be the result of multiple presidents’ work.

“At the end of the year — perhaps early next year — you’re going to see the largest rocket ever, [the] most powerful, launched that is going to be the workhorse of the program of going back to the moon,” NASA administrator nominee Bill Nelson said. “These projects are not one administration, they’re many. It’s like building an aircraft carrier. You start it and it’ll take you years down the road.”

Nelson emphasized, there is a lot of excitement about NASA’s future.

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