Human Space Flight Administrator Resigns

Resignation came one week before astronauts resume NASA launches from U.S.

Douglas Loverro, the head of NASA’s human spaceflight office tendered his resignation last week. The announcement came a week before the resumption of manned missions launched from American soil. Mr. Loverrro served in his role for seven months. His resignation letter cited a “mistake” that was the cause of his departure; he also expressed that there were no disagreements between him and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. 

His letter of resignation said, “Throughout my long government career of over four and a half decades I have always found it to be true that we are sometimes, as leaders, called on to take risks. … Now, over the balance of time, it is clear that I made a mistake in that choice for which I alone must bear the consequences.” Ken Bowersox is now the acting administrator in Mr. Loverro’s place. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to lead NASA in the best course of action ahead of manned flights.
  • For NASA Administrator Bridenstine to have wisdom on who best to fill the open position.
  • That Mr. Bowersox would serve in his acting role effectively. 

Sources: Politico, USA Today, AP


Back to top