Leading NASA's human spaceflight operational programs as the Associate Administrator of the Space Operations Mission Directorate

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Joined June 2020
Student interest in human spaceflight inspires me every day. Recently, nine K-12 students who creatively envisioned lunar exploration in NASA's Moon Pod Essay Contest went to @NASA_Johnson to learn about where we are now and where we are going. Bright minds in these pictures!
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Congratulations to the @NASA and partner teams on a successful launch of CAPSTONE yesterday! This is an important pathfinder mission for future #Artemis crews who will journey to the Moon, and a great example of how partnerships allow us to go farther. go.nasa.gov/3nsS2k0
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NASA TV will air live coverage at 5:45 a.m. EDT for the departure of Northrop Grumman’s uncrewed Cygnus spacecraft about 6:05 a.m. from the @space_station. @NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins will monitor Cygnus’ systems upon its departure from station. go.nasa.gov/39SvLcw
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.@NASA's launch schedule is jam-packed and shows no signs of slowing as new pathways into space emerge. Next week: CAPSTONE will lift-off to explore a new lunar orbit in preparation for crewed missions to the Moon under #Artemis. Mark your calendars! go.nasa.gov/3QOjF4I
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🚀 LAUNCH UPDATE The CAPSTONE mission is now scheduled for lift-off tomorrow, June 28 at 5:55 a.m. EDT (09:55 UTC) with live coverage beginning at 5 a.m. EDT on the NASA Television public channel, the agency’s website, and the NASA app. More info: blogs.nasa.gov/artemis/2022/…
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Valuable, crew-tended research aboard the @space_station is shelved on EXPRESS Racks, which recently logged 1 million hours of service to the orbiting lab — equating to 115 years worth of science completed in just the last two decades. Great work by all! go.nasa.gov/3nh2Wte
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Congratulations to @NASA's 2022 cadre of flight directors who will oversee operations of the @space_station, @commercial_crew, and @NASAArtemis missions, making real-time decisions that are critical to keeping NASA and international crews safe in space. go.nasa.gov/3tWEuBb
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Each week I look forward to receiving an update from the @ISS_Research team with specifics on recent science experiments and tech demonstrations performed onboard the orbiting lab. You can get regular updates too by following the @Space_Station blog: go.nasa.gov/3QCOwkx
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Kathy Lueders retweeted
Today's #Artemis I wet dress rehearsal activities concluded after a modified countdown configuration and successfully adding propellant to the rocket. We will review the data and are meeting to discuss next steps. For updates: go.nasa.gov/3xKsPGq
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We are “GO” to begin tanking of the @NASA_SLS rocket as part of the #Artemis I wet dress rehearsal test. Watch our live feed for updates throughout the day: nasa.gov/nasalive
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Kathy Lueders retweeted
On track for tomorrow’s tanking operations for #Artemis I’s wet dress rehearsal; @NASAGroundSys powered up @NASA_Orion & @NASA_SLS’s core stage. The mission management team is meeting today to review operations status as we press ahead in the countdown. go.nasa.gov/3O1t1Iq
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The countdown has begun. The launch team arrived at their stations at 5pm ET for the #Artemis I wet dress rehearsal attempt. Tanking operations are set to begin on Monday, June 20: go.nasa.gov/3aZHAO0
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Kathy Lueders retweeted
The @Space_Station keeps on moving and the science keeps on grooving! 📓Sign up for our weekly newsletter for current station science, images and results! go.nasa.gov/iss-research-new…
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Kathy Lueders retweeted
Thanks to NASA Astronaut @astro_kjell for helping us celebrate NASA's 12 EXPRESS Racks reaching 1 million hours of totaled powered time on June 14! 🎉 These racks have supported hundreds of science experiments on the @Space_Station. 🔬
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As #Artemis I Wet Dress Rehearsal gets underway at @NASAKennedy this weekend, I specifically want to acknowledge the incredible work of @NASA's Space Operations teams who've manufactured, tested, and readied facilities to accommodate new flight hardware for missions to the Moon.
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NASA’s 12 EXPRESS Racks onboard the @space_station have been powered for 1 million hours — an incredible milestone. The racks can house 100 or more @ISS_Research experiments at a time, controlled by ground teams at @NASA_Marshall or by space station crew.
NASA’s 12 EXPRESS Racks that support hundreds of science experiments on the @Space_Station reached 1 million hours of totaled powered time today! LEARN MORE about science on the orbital laboratory here >> go.nasa.gov/3HnOvga
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NASA is infusing laser communications onto multiple missions, including the @space_station and future missions to the Moon and beyond.
We’re excited to announce the first experiments for LCRD are underway! The @NASA_technology and @NASASCan demo will spend two years conducting experiments to test laser communications capabilities.
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Watch out for the strawberry Supermoon in our skies on Tuesday night! A Supermoon appears about 17% bigger and 30% brighter than the faintest moon of the year. And speaking of the Moon, did you know you can send your name up there? Find out how below!
You can send your name to the Moon. How? Sign up to get your boarding pass and join the nearly 3 million "passengers" flying around the Moon aboard #Artemis I this year. We are going: nasa.gov/wearegoing
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Here is an update on the TROPICS-1 mission. nasa.gov/feature/update-on-n…
Although today’s launch with @Astra did not go as planned, the mission offered a great opportunity for new science and launch capabilities.
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