The head of human spaceflight at NASA resigned last week, just before the most important crewed launch the agency has seen in a decade. However, it appears as though the resignation is related to the Artemis program and its landers. I give some thoughts on the implications of the departure, and also cover a recent development in international space politics—the Artemis Accords.
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- NASA human spaceflight head Loverro leaves agency - SpaceNews.com
- Here’s why NASA’s chief of human spaceflight resigned—and why it matters | Ars Technica
- Doug Loverro Resigns - SpacePolicyOnline.com
- Head of NASA’s human exploration program demoted as agency pushes for Moon return - The Verge
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- NASA Artemis Accords
- NASA Unveils “Artemis Accords” - SpacePolicyOnline.com
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