NASA delays astronaut moon landing to 2025


NASA Administrator Bill Nelson speaks at a press briefing at the Kennedy Space Center in advance of the launch of the Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2.

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NASA on Tuesday delayed its plans to return astronauts to the surface of the moon, announcing the agency is targeting 2025 for a crewed landing.

NASA’s new schedule represents a delay from the previous goal of 2024, set by former President Donald Trump’s administration in 2017 – which represented an ambitious push from the agency’s target of 2028 before Trump took office.

“The Trump administration’s target of 2024 human landing was not grounded in technical feasibility,” NASA administrator…


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