“Even if asked, he would pass on staying on as head of the U.S. space agency,” Aerospace Daily wrote.
“You need somebody who has a close relationship with the president of the U.S. … somebody trusted by the administration… including OMB, National Space Council, National Security Council. I think I would not be the right person for that in a new administration,” Aviation Week’s Irene Klotz quoted Bridenstine in a tweet.
“To go from (running NASA) to whatever I do next is going to be really hard … This has been the greatest experience of my life by far, and I’m so grateful for it. But I am under no illusions. There are a lot of people that can do great work as the NASA administrator.”