NASA human spaceflight chief resigns ahead of launch

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From the article:

"Loverro said his departure was “because of my personal actions,” citing without more explanation “risks” he took to meet the agency’s 2024 moon deadline.

“It is clear that I made a mistake in that choice for which I alone must bear the consequences.”

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Anyone have any theories as to why his abrupt departure?
 

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I'm sure more will come out in time, but right now, this is it:

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Why it matters: Loverro's resignation comes only a week before SpaceX is expected to launch a pair of NASA astronauts to the International Space Station, marking the first crewed launch from the U.S. since 2011.

Details: In an interview with Axios, Loverro said his sudden departure had nothing to do with the upcoming rocket launch.

  • "I have 100% faith in the success of that mission," Loverro told Axios.
  • While Loverro wouldn't comment on the specifics of his resignation, some reports suggest he stepped down because he broke a rule involving the awarding of contracts to companies that hope to build lunar landers for NASA.
  • "I have no bitter feelings at all about what has happened," Loverro added. "I took a risk and I knew the potential consequences at the time."
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DrLeftover

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I'm sorry.

THIS is "Bob and Doug"

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But, in any case.....


"Godspeed, Bob and Doug and the Dragon spacecraft."


(Florida to Ireland in 9 minutes. not bad!)
 
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