For Immediate Release
New Space Editor Offers Advice to Incoming NASA Administrator
Contact: Kathryn Ryan
New Rochelle, NY, June 1, 2018—As James Bridenstine, previously a U.S. Congressman, is in the initial period as the newly confirmed Administrator of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Scott Hubbard, Editor-in-Chief of New Space, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers offers some recommendations on how to navigate an agency with a highly technical mission. In the Editorial entitled “Mr. Bridenstine’s ‘To Do’ List,” Hubbard notes that the new NASA head passed his Senate confirmation by a slim 50-49 vote, which is unprecedented in NASA history. The article is available free on the New Space website.
As a former NASA Center Director, Prof. Hubbard’s top suggestion is for Mr. Bridenstine to establish mutual respect for the tens of thousands of NASA workers and contractors spread across ten NASA centers. Another key goal should be to clarify the U.S. position on future human space exploration, including missions to the Moon and exploratory missions to Mars. Given that Mr. Bridenstine does not come from a background with technical expertise in space missions, Hubbard encourages him to recognize and embrace the strength of the U.S. scientific community and to study the administrations of previous nontechnical NASA heads.
About the Journal
New Space is the leading peer-reviewed journal dedicated to facilitating and supporting the efforts of researchers, engineers, analysts, investors, business leaders, and policymakers to capitalize on the opportunities of commercial space ventures. Spanning a broad array of topics including technological advancements, global policies, and innovative applications, the Journal brings the new space community together to address the challenges and discover new breakthroughs and trends in this epoch of private and public/private space discovery. Complete tables of content and a sample issue are available on the New Space website.
About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative medical and biomedical peer-reviewed journals, including Big Data, Soft Robotics, and Astrobiology. Its biotechnology trade magazine, GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s more than 80 journals, newsmagazines, and books is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.