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Today’s Deep Space Extra

12 Jun 2020, 16:31 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Kathy Lueders Selected to Lead NASA’s Human Spaceflight Office. NASA has chosen Astrobotics, one of 14 Commercial Lunar Payload Services partners, for the 2023 integration, launch and landing of a lunar ice-seeking robot. Organic molecules, the building blocks for life, are more prevalent across the universe than once suspected.
Human Space ExplorationKathy Lueders Selected to Lead NASA’s Human Spaceflight OfficeNASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Friday selected Commercial Crew Program Manager Kathy Lueders to be the agency’s next associate administrator of the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate. Since 2014, Lueders has directed NASA’s efforts to send astronauts to space on private spacecraft, which culminated in the successful launch of Demo-2 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30.
Astrobotic wins NASA contract to deliver VIPER lunar roverCoalition Member in the News – Astrobotic Technology, Inc.SpaceNews.com (6/11): VIPER is a significant robotic precursor mission to NASA’s Artemis initiative to return human explorers to the surface of the Moon in 2024. Thursday, NASA announced the selection of Astrobotic, of Pittsburgh, to integrate, launch and land the golf cart sized Viper rover at the Moon’s south pole in late 2023 to explore for and characterize water ...

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