NASA head Jim Bridenstine has announced on twitter that the NASA official who last month inaugurated private crew flight into space has been promoted to be the first female head of human
“Kathy Lueders has been selected to lead NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate “. (announced by Jim Bridenstine through his twitter handle).
He also added that Kathy has been successfully able to manage both commercial crew and commercial cargo programs and is the right choice to lead HEO(Human Exploration and Operations) under the program to send astronauts to the Moon in 2024.
Lueders joined NASA in the year 1992′ and supervised the May 30 launch of two astronauts on a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station, which was the first-ever crew commercial flight into space. she has been at the helm of (looking after, control) the exhausting testing program for space capsules developed by SpaceX, Boeing and other partner companies of NASA for many
years for the building mechanism of vessels for safe space travel of humans.
In her last month’s briefing Luenders said that “you can never sell this NASA and SpaceX team short, they’ve accomplished miracles for me”.
To develop commercial space flight programs the program was launched over a decade under the administration of ex president-Barack Obama, marking a dramatic change for the space sector, which
previously designed and built its own space rockets and other space vehicles.
Its NASA’s schedule has been set by the administration of present President Donald Trump, aims towards putting two astronauts including the first woman(Kathy Luenders) for the HEO mission
to send them on Moon in 2024 using the heavy SLS rocket and the Orion capsule.
But the program is behind the schedule due to Covid-9, and NASA yet had to make the final decision for which company will build the Moon Lander.