Moon Landing By 2024? NASA Has No Crystal Ball

NASA Updates Date, Time for Media Teleconference with Administrator, New Head of Human Spaceflight

"NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 18, to introduce Kathy Lueders, the newly selected associate administrator of the agency's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate."

Keith's note: I asked Kathy Lueders: "I have a simple yes/no question. Given delays due to COVID-19 and chronic cost overruns and launch date slips will NASA be able to land people on the Moon by December 31, 2024? yes or no?" she replied "I don't have a crystal ball. ... I wish I knew the answer. It would make my job a lot easier. We're going to try. ... You need to start. One step at a time, right? If you say I can't get there, well, you're not going to get there. ... If things come up along the way where technically it takes us longer ... we'll go figure it out, but right now the team is trying. It is tough." Jim Bridenstine added "asking a yes/no question is the wrong approach. If you ask me I will answer "yes" and we are working at this every day."

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