- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 4, 2020

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Jim Bridenstine, administrator of the the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, will speak at Liberty University this week.

Bridenstine is scheduled to speak Thursday at the university’s weekly Convo Select, hosted by the School of Business and School of Engineering. On Friday, Bridenstine will address the entire student body at convocation.

Bridenstine, a former Congressman from Oklahoma, was sworn in as NASA’s 13th administrator in 2018. His career in federal service began in the U.S. Navy, flying the E-2C Hawkeye off the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier. He flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Liberty University said in a news release that Bridenstine will share milestones of his career in public service and talk about the way his faith has played a role in his life and work.

Liberty University is a private evangelical Christian university in Lynchburg.

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