Bill Nelson, head of NASA, hails 'new day in space'
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Washington (AFP) – Former Florida senator Bill Nelson was sworn in Monday as head of NASA, hailing a “new day” for space exploration as the United States seeks to return to the Moon. With his hand on a Bible, Nelson took the oath of office from Vice President Kamala Harris as he officially took up the role of NASA Administrator. “It’s a new day in space,” he said, after bringing a Moon rock to the event. Nelson, 78, who traveled into space in 1986, takes over the agency with the United States hoping to put astronauts back on the Moon by 2024. Humans last stepped foot on the Moon in 1972 during…

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