In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator names Kathy Leuders to lead the agency’s human space exploration initiatives. The space industry demonstrates flexibility in addressing coronavirus pandemic.
Human Space Exploration
NASA selects Lueders to run human spaceflight programsCoalition Member in the News – BoeingSpaceNews.com (6/12): Kathy Leuders, lead for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, was named Friday to head the agency’s Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, which is in charge of the Artemis initiative to return human explorers to the surface of the Moon by 2024. The first woman to hold the position, Leuders succeeds Doug Loverro and previously William Gerstenmaier. Ken Bowersox, who filled in following the departures of first Gerstenmaier then Loverro, resumes his previous position as deputy associate administrator of Human Exploration and Operations. Steve Stich, Leuders’ Commercial Crew Program deputy, succeeds Leuders as manager.
Yes, there’s ice on the Moon. But it’s not the 1st lunar resource we’ll useCoalition Member in the News – Astrobotic Technologies Inc.Space.com (6/14): NASA’s selection of Astrobotic Technologies last week to launch the VIPER ice prospecting rover to the Moon’s south pole adds enthusiasm for the presence of a vast frozen water resource that could help to advance human deep space ...