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Kathy Leuders on Artemis, restructuring NASA, and the lifecycle of the ISS


Kathy Leuders, head of NASA’s newly minted Space Operations Mission Directorate, joined us at TC Sessions: Space last week for a chat about the future of the agency and what she is looking forward to — and dreading — in the next decade of missions.
In the first place Leuders explained the reasoning behind NASA’s decision in September to split the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate in two.
“30 years ago it was really, in the human exploration area, it was Shuttle, and then it was Shuttle and station… Now we’ve added Commercial Crew, [Lunar] Gateway, you know, HLS [Human Landing System], I mean, …

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