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NASA Reorganizes Structure for Exploration Systems, Space Operations; Administrator Bill Nelson Quoted

Bill Nelson

NASA has split an existing mission directorate into two separate ones focusing on exploration systems and space operations, respectively. The space agency said Tuesday its current Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate will divide to support a growing number of low-Earth orbit space operations and deep space programs, including Artemis.

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NASA, ESA Sign Agreement for Artemis Gateway Modules

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed an agreement with NASA to provide updated communications tools, habitation and refueling modules for an orbital outpost designed for the Artemis mission. ESA will also operate elements of the Artemis Gateway and deliver European Service Modules for the Orion spacecraft as part of the agreement. 

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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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