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Douglas Loverro is NASA’s New Head of Human Spaceflight

16 Oct 2019, 15:02 UTC
Douglas Loverro is NASA’s New Head of Human Spaceflight
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Douglas Loverro (Credit: NASA)

WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Wednesday named Douglas Loverro as the agency’s new associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. Loverro succeeds former astronaut Kenneth Bowersox, who has been acting associate administrator since July.

“I worked with Doug for many years on the Hill, and he is a respected strategic leader in both civilian and defense programs, overseeing the development and implementation of highly complicated systems,” said Bridenstine from NASA Headquarters in Washington. “He is known for his strong, bipartisan work and his experience with large programs will be of great benefit to NASA at this critical time in our final development of human spaceflight systems for both Commercial Crew and Artemis.”

For three decades, Loverro was in the Department of Defense and the National Reconnaissance Office developing, managing, and establishing national policy for the full range of national security space activities.

“I have worked with Doug with space related matters for many years. He is highly qualified, competent, and will do a superb job leading NASA’s human exploration directorate,” said Rep. Mike Rogers, from Alabama’s 3rd District.

From 2013 to 2017, Loverro served as the Deputy Assistant ...

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