Former Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine’s latest idea as head of NASA is creating smiles for some.
He wants the faces of U.S. astronauts on cereal boxes. If Michael Jordan and other athletes like Oklahoma’s late Mickey Mantle can be there, why not space heroes?
“We’re talking about, potentially — Is it possible for NASA to offset some of its costs by selling the naming rights to its spacecraft, or the naming rights to its rockets?” Bridenstine said during a public meeting of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California.
“I’ll tell you, there is interest in that right now,” he added. “The question is, Is it possible? The answer is, I don’t know. But we’re looking to the committee to give us advice on whether or not it is.”
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