Here’s why NASA’s chief of human spaceflight resigned—and why it matters

Doug Loverro was hired by NASA to land humans on the Moon by 2024.

Enlarge / Doug Loverro was
hired by NASA to land humans on the Moon by 2024. (credit:
NASA)

On Tuesday, NASA announced that its chief of human spaceflight,
Doug Loverro,
had resigned
after just six months of working at the space
agency. This news, coming just eight days before NASA’s first
launch of humans in nine years, has rocked the civil aerospace
community and kicked up a flurry of rumors.

This post will attempt to assess what we know, and what we don’t
know, about his departure and what it means for the space agency’s
human spaceflight programs moving forward.

Why did Doug Loverro resign?

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Here’s why NASA’s chief of human spaceflight resigned—and
why it matters