Coalition Statement

June 15th, 2020

June 15, 2020

Coalition For Deep Space Exploration Congratulates Kathy Lueders on NASA Selection


WASHINGTON, D.C.The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration (CDSE) – a broad-based association of companies supporting NASA’s programs in human and scientific exploration of space, space commerce, and the advancement of space technology – congratulates Kathy Lueders, who was named as NASA’s new Associate Administrator of the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate.

“As the United States continues to mark milestones within space exploration, I would like to congratulate Kathy Lueders, the first woman to lead NASA’s human spaceflight efforts,” said Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, president & CEO of CDSE. “Her immense technical and management background with NASA, coupled with her recent leadership of the Commercial Crew Program, will be invaluable in landing the first woman and next man on the Moon. The Coalition looks forward to working with NASA as we continue to advance U.S. leadership in space.”


About the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

The The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration is a national organization of nearly 70 space industry businesses and universities focused on ensuring the United States remains a leader in space, science and technology. Based in Washington D.C., the Coalition engages in outreach and education reinforcing the value and benefits of human space exploration, space science, and commerce with the public and our nation’s leaders, building lasting support for a sustainable and strategic U.S. space program.



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