​HOUSTON—Two pillars of NASA human spaceflight—Christopher Kraft, Jr., the agency’s first flight director, and retired astronaut Peggy Whitson, have endorsed the accelerated effort to return U.S. astronauts to the Moon., while sounding a note of caution on funding. Kraft questioned the nation’s ability to rally sufficient finances and other resources to meet the 2024 goal outlined in March by Vice President Mike Pence, chair of the White House National Space Council. ...

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