- Press Release
- Dec 7, 2022
NASA Statement On The Departure Of Mark Sirangelo
Update on Moon to Mars Directorate
As you may know, NASA proposed to the House and Senate a reorganization to establish a new mission directorate focused on a sustainable lunar campaign. The proposal was not accepted at this time, so we will move forward under our current organizational structure within the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEO). We are exploring what organizational changes within HEO are necessary to ensure we maximize efficiencies and achieve the end state of landing the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024.
As you also may know, Mark Sirangelo has been serving as an advisor on our lunar exploration plan and the reorganizational proposal that went forward to Congress. Given NASA is no longer pursuing the new mission directorate, Mark has opted to pursue other opportunities. I want to personally thank Mark for his service and his valuable contributions to the agency.
Thank you all for your dedication as we move forward in this incredible effort.