Representative Jim Bridenstine met with the Transition Team at Trump Tower in early December, a representative from Bridenstine's office confirmed to News On 6.

He also met and with vice president-elect Mike Pence in Washington around the same time.

His office sent us a statement about Bridenstine's meeting:

"They discussed space and national defense issues. There have been numerous reports in the news and industry blogs that the Congressman is being considered as a possible candidate for two positions, NASA Administrator or Secretary of the Air Force."