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Today’s Deep Space Extra

19 Jun 2020, 14:04 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Kathy Leuders, newly appointed lead of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, talks about the challenges faced by the country in developing a strategy for returning to the Moon. The future is bright for women astronauts. Space Perspectives announces their plans to take tourists on rides to the stratosphere.
Human Space ExplorationLueders: Moon-by-2024 won’t happen unless we trySpacepolicyonline.com (6/18): Kathy Leuders, newly appointed to lead NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Directorate and the first women to fill the position, acknowledged the challenge faced by the country in developing a strategy for returning to the surface of the Moon with human explorers in 2024 during a news briefing Thursday with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. However, NASA is determined to strive for the goal, one step at a time, said Lueders. “We’re not naive as to how difficult this is, but Kathy has a really strong ability to lead teams to achieve very difficult outcomes and we’re very excited about this,” said Bridenstine. It was in March 2019 that the White House directed NASA to accelerate a human return to the lunar surface from 2028 to 2024.
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