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

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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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Jeff Seaton to Fill Chief Information Role on Acting Basis

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Jeff Seaton, deputy chief information officer at NASA, has been appointed to fill Renee Wynn's old role as the space agency's CIO on an acting basis, SpaceRef reported Wednesday. Seaton helped Wynn oversee the information technology efforts required for NASA's missions and corporate activities during his time as deputy CIO.

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NASA Names Mars Helicopter After Essay Entry by High School Student

Vaneeza Rupani, a high school student from Alabama, has received the honor to name NASA's Mars helicopter, a small spacecraft that would support flight studies on the red planet. She named the helicopter "Ingenuity" in her entry to an essay contest that originally sought what to call the next Mars rover, the space agency said Wednesday.

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FDA Approves NASA’s VITAL Under EUA to Combat COVID-19; Jim Bridenstine, Michelle Easter Quoted

NASA engineers have developed a new high-pressure ventilator to treat COVID-19 patients and it has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for under the ventilator Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), the administration announced on Friday.

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Sens. Marco Rubio, Richard Blumenthal Want NASA Artemis to Expand Industrial Collaboration

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., wrote a letter to Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, to promote industrial collaboration as the space agency plans to revive manned exploration. Rubio and Blumenthal want NASA's Artemis exploration program to demonstrate safety measures, produce information on lunar resources and develop technologies for future explorations, with the U.S. space industry, the senators said in a letter posted Tuesday.

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NASA Presents Segmented Approach for Artemis Program

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NASA has proposed an outline on how to approach the progressive phases of the Artemis program, an effort to revive manned space exploration. The space agency said Friday delivered a plan that lists requirements for lunar exploration and the progressive phases that would lead astronauts to Mars.

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