An Update on NASA’s Moon Exploration Plans

An artist illustration of American astronauts on the moon by 2024. Credit: NASA.

In April the Trump administration surprised everyone by announcing that it was directing NASA to land American astronauts on the moon within five years.

In today’s SpaceQ Podcast we’re featuring a Future In-Space Operation teleconference with Steve Clarke from the NASA headquarters where he is the Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

Steve spoke about NASA’s Exploration Campaign providing an update on the program and where it’s headed. The teleconference was held on April 17th after the Trump administration had made its bold announcement. Steve addressed some the issues NASA needs to consider in attempting to meet the Trump administrations goal.

He spent some time discussing the Lunar Discovery and Exploration Program and the Commercial Lunar Payload Services as well as international partnerships.

The presentation he mentions is available below.

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About Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactice Inc. Boucher has 20 years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 27 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.