The Sudden (and Untimely) Exit of NASA’s Human Spaceflight Chief

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Doug Loverro was asked to resign as associate administrator for human exploration and operations after five months on the job.
Credit: Joel Kowsky/NASA
One sign of how far NASA is willing to go in its quest to land astronauts on the Moon in 2024—four years earlier than previously planned—came during the agency’s announcement of design contracts for human lunar landing systems. NASA revealed that the lunar-orbiting Gateway, intended to be the...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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