Publicado: Sáb, Julio 13, 2019
Ciencia | Por Aurelio Ontiveros

Top NASA Leaders Ousted As Agency Pushes Toward 2024 Moon Landing

Top NASA Leaders Ousted As Agency Pushes Toward 2024 Moon Landing

William Gerstenmaier, a NASA veteran, was removed as head of the agency's human exploration office Wednesday, a sudden move that comes as the agency is seeking to restore human space flight to American soil and return astronauts to the moon.

As NASA scrambles to meet U.S. President Donald Trump's mandate to return humans to the moon by 2024, two longtime heads of NASA's human exploration wing were demoted Wednesday in a slew of administrative shakeups, officials said in an internal memo.

Instead, Bridenstine said, Gerstenmaier will serve as special assistant to NASA's Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard.

"In an effort to meet this challenge, I have decided to make leadership changes to the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate".

Ken Bowersox, a former astronaut who had served as the deputy associate administrator for the human exploration office, will take over for Gerstenmaier, according to Bridenstine's email.

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He said "if NASA's not now capable of landing American astronauts on the moon in five years, we need to change the organization, not the mission". Bill Hill, deputy associate administrator of human exploration, has also been reassigned as a special adviser to Steve Jurczyk, NASA's associate administrator.

"What we need now is urgency", Pence said during a speech to a crowd at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "If NASA's not now capable of landing American astronauts on the moon in five years, we need to change the organization, not the mission".

At the time, NASA's Moon to Mars page still listed 2028 as the target for putting astronauts on the moon.

"On the anniversary of the Moon landing, we're bringing you new ways to learn about this milestone of human achievement, including new perspectives and stories that celebrate the lesser-known figures who made it happen", Google said in a blog post.

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