The Nationwide Aeronautics and Area Administration on Friday announced that Kathy Lueders will be NASA’s initial woman director of human spaceflight.
Leuders just lately managed the to start with NASA-contracted start of astronauts from the US since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011.
The SpaceX start in Florida previous thirty day period was attended by President Trump and properly sent two astronauts into orbit.
The at this time obscure NASA put up will improve in worth as the agency prepares to return individuals to the moon in 2024 underneath the Trump administration’s formidable house plan.
NASA by now declared plans for a female to stroll on the moon when human beings make their very first landing because 1972.
Administrator Jim Bridenstine declared Leuder’s advertising on Twitter.
“Kathy Lueders has been chosen to guide @NASA’s Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate. Kathy has successfully managed both equally the Industrial Crew & Industrial Cargo plans and is the correct human being to lead HEO as we get ready to send astronauts to the Moon in 2024,” he wrote.
1st daughter and White Dwelling adviser Ivanka Trump tweeted her congratulations. “Historic: NASA names 1st female to head human spaceflight,” she tweeted with a spacecraft emoji.