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NASA exec resigns days before 1st astronaut launch in years

1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago Tuesday, May 19 2020 May 19, 2020 May 19, 2020 3:35 PM May 19, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By MARCIA DUNN
AP Aerospace Writer

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A top NASA executive has resigned just days before the first astronaut launch in nearly a decade from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. The space agency notified employees Tuesday of the resignation of Douglas Loverro, chief of human exploration. Loverro joined NASA last October. He is a former Defense Department and National Reconnaissance Office manager, specializing in space security matters. A NASA spokesman would only say Loverro decided to resign and, beyond that, cannot discuss personnel issues. The announcement comes just eight days before SpaceX attempts to launch its first astronauts under NASA's commercial crew program. Liftoff is scheduled for May 27.

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