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DoD, NASA Sign Agreement to Push Space Collaboration

Gen. Jay Raymond

The Department of Defense and NASA have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further advance collaboration in space, DoD News reported Tuesday. The MOU was announced by Gen. Jay Raymond, chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

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NASA’s Human Exploration Directorate Completes Reorganization; Kathy Lueders Quoted

Kathy Lueders

Kathy Lueders, associate administrator of NASA’s human exploration and operations (HEO), said the HEO mission directorate has completed a reorganization and received approval from NASA Associate Administrator Steve Jurczyk with regard to the move. “It addressed some of the concerns that folks have had and is really getting us set up for our future missions going forward,” Lueders said. 

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Kathy Lueders Named Head of NASA’s Human Spaceflight Directorate; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Kathy Lueders

Kathy Lueders, former head of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, has been appointed as associate administrator of the agency’s Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) mission directorate replacing Douglas Loverro. Lueders' appointment comes after Loverro resigned as HEO head last month.

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NASA Officials Highlight Importance of SLS for Future Lunar Missions

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Doug Loverro, NASA's associate administrator for human exploration and operations, said the space agency essentially requires the Space Launch System to pursue the manned lunar mission planned for 2024, Space News reported Wednesday. Loverro made this statement with Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator, against criticisms on SLS' high sustainment costs compared to those of commercial launch vehicles.

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NASA, Partners Detail How Human Spaceflight in LEO Can Boost Economy, Exploration

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An interagency effort led by NASA submitted a report to the National Space Council detailing the opportunities and challenges for human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit and how it could help boost economy and space exploration. The agency said Saturday, it issued the report in partnership with the departments of State and Commerce. In February, The National Space Council called on NASA to work with other federal agencies to create a national strategy for human spaceflight in LEO. 

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NASA, UAE Space Agency Expand Collaboration in Space Operations; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

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NASA and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency have agreed to collaborate on space exploration and human spaceflight missions under a new arrangement.

The agreement allows the two agencies to conduct research in space biology, physical sciences and human research at UAE’s Mars Scientific City, NASA said Thursday.

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