NASA replaces key administrator amid push to return to moon

12 Juillet, 2019, 06:25 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • NASA replaces key administrator amid push to return to moon

As head of the human exploration division, Gerstenmaier has overseen many of NASA's biggest projects for human spaceflight, such as the operations on the International Space Station, the development of NASA's next big rocket, the Space Launch System, and the Commercial Crew program - an initiative to launch astronauts to the ISS using commercial spacecraft. "Given NASA is no longer pursuing the new mission directorate, Mark has opted to pursue other opportunities", Bridenstine said in a memo to employees at the time. Gerstenmaier had yielded his position to former astronaut and agency official Ken Bowersox. Tom Whitmeyer will replace Hill in an acting capacity.

As of recent, William Gerstenmaier has ceased to be the Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. This represented an order to expedite Space Policy Directive-1 signed by President Trump on December 11th, 2017, which directed NASA to take all the necessary steps to send astronauts back to the Moon.

"NASA has always been fortunate to have great talent that has served our country well", Bridenstine wrote. "As we work to fill these key positions in the HEO, we'll keep mission targeted, knowing that exploration will go ahead".

"On the anniversary of the Moon landing, we're bringing you new ways to learn about this milestone of human achievement, including new perspectives and stories that celebrate the lesser-known figures who made it happen", the blog post added.

At the time, NASA's Moon to Mars page still listed 2028 as the target for putting astronauts on the moon. Artemis astronauts will fly to the moon aboard roomier Orion capsules, built by Lockheed Martin.

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NASA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The program is expected to cost billions more in the next few years as NASA rushes to meet the 2024 target date.

Gerstenmaier appeared to favor test firing the mammoth rocket's first stage, powered by four upgraded space shuttle main engines, at NASA's Stennis Space Center in MS next year to make sure the booster met its design specifications. NASA has not yet announced a decision on the green run test.

Having served at the agency since 1977, Gerstenmaier had been in charge of some of NASA's most high-profile programs and is known as a steady and methodical force inside the halls of NASA's headquarters.

"We, as a nation, are thankful for his service in advancing America's priorities and expanding the limits of science, technology and exploration", Bridenstine wrote of Gerstenmaier in his email, according to CBS News.

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