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NASA Makes Leadership Changes Ahead of 2024 Moon Mission

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Jeff Brody

NASA Administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Jim Bridenstine has announced changes in the agency’s leadership team to meet the Trump administration’s goal of sending astronauts to the moon by 2024, Spaceflight Now reported Thursday. 

Bridenstine wrote in a letter to NASA employees that Ken Bowersox will suceed Bill Gerstenmaier as associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations directorate on an acting basis. Bowersox will assume the role immediately, while Gerstenmaier will serve as special advisor to NASA Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard.

Bill Hill, the HEO division’s deputy associate administrator for exploration systems development, will also be replaced as part of the directive.