The new head will oversee the landing on the moon two American astronauts.
The national Directorate of the USA on Aeronautics (NASA) announced the change of the head of the program of manned space flight. They became Kathy Lueders, formerly head of the NASA program for the development of private manned spacecraft to deliver astronauts to the ISS, Commercial Crew Program, reports dw.com.
On the appointment of Lueders on the new post was announced by the head of NASA Jim Breidenstein the evening of 12 June.
The predecessor of the Luders on this post Douglas Loverro resigned a few days before sending to the ISS’s newest manned spacecraft Crew Dragon, developed by SpaceX Elon musk. The decision Loverro was a surprise, and neither he nor NASA has not made any explanation. After the departure of Loverro exactly Lueders took over the management of the Crew Dragon launch with two astronauts on Board – Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley</b>.
Kathy Lueders is working at NASA since 1992. In her duties in his new post will include preparation of the return to the Land of Behnken and Hurley. It will also lead the implementation of the program for landing on the moon in 2024, two American astronauts – the first ever women and one man, as highlighted in the draft programme.