In Today’s Deep Space Extra… As it strives to shift its human exploration focus to deep space, NASA is also faced with the challenge of maintaining a low Earth orbit human presence with commercial oversight, a transition that if executed with patience could mean economic growth as well as advances in technology and science.
Human Space Exploration
Koerner new head of Orion program for NASA
Coalition Member in the News – Lockheed Martin
Spacepolicyonline.com (9/8): Widely experienced in human spaceflight and robotic missions over three decades, Catherine Koerner was announced Tuesday as the new director of NASA’s Orion program, the spacecraft that is to launch and return human explorers launched on deep space missions. She succeeds Mark Kirasich, now acting head of the NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate’s (HEOMD) Advanced Exploration Systems Division. Orion’s first mission is to help return human explorers to the surface of the Moon in 2024.
Gerstenmaier warns against ending Space Station program prematurely
SpaceNews.com (9/8): Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA’s former associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, urged an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) audience on September 5 not to end International Space Station (ISS) operations prematurely. NASA is currently planning how ...