Montana native sworn in as Administrator at NASA

(U.S. Senate) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after joining Montana native Dr. Dava Newman at her swearing-in ceremony as Deputy Administrator at NASA:

“As a Montana native, Dr. Newman was taught to enjoy the wonders of nature, including our Big Sky and the stars that inhabit it. Montana is behind her as she takes on her new role at NASA and inspires children and teenagers, especially young girls, across the country to look up to the stars like she did.”

Dr. Dava Newman was born and raised in Helena, Montana. Before taking over as NASA’s Deputy Administrator she served as a professor of astronautics and engineering systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.