NASA Pushing Hard to Get Back to the Moon in 2019
"Our wish is to fly this year," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate. He was speaking at a media roundtable Thursday focused on the agency's lunar exploration plans.
Both Zurbuchen and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine identified speed as the priority for a new lunar landing system, but cautioned that actual launch dates will depend on how quickly NASA's commercial partners can fulfill upcoming tasks. Those tasks will be announced within the next month or so.
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