Trump has nominated Jim Bridenstine — a member of Congress from Oklahoma without a formal science or engineering background — to be the administrator of NASA. Bridenstine is an anti-science climate change denier who has received more than $170,000 in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry.
NASA performs critical climate science research, and if the Senate confirms Bridentine's nomination he could work with Trump to end NASA's earth science missions, and ground essential research satellites. Bridenstine sponsored legislation to remove earth science from NASA's remit, and he once demanded that President Obama apologize for spending money on climate change research. As a member of Congress, Bridenstine sponsored legislation to remove earth science from NASA's remit.2
Your letter will be delivered to the United States Senate:
NASA must remain an independent scientific agency, and its critical earth science missions must continue.
Reject the appointment of anti-science ideologue Rep. Jim Bridenstine to lead NASA and insist on a true scientist or another qualified individual for the position.
 “Would Jim Bridenstine Be a Down to Earth NASA Administrator?” Union of Concerned Scientists, 10-06-2017
 "Rubio, Nelson blast Trump’s NASA pick," Politico, 09-01-2017
 "Dem senator calls on Congress to oppose Trump's pick for NASA chief," The Hill, 10-26-2017