Officials of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration join the space community in welcoming the new NASA Associate Administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate, Douglas Loverro. 
“As a representative of more than 65 large and small space businesses around the country, we look forward to working with Associate Administrator Loverro in his role to further advance U.S. leadership in space through current and future human spaceflight efforts,” says Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, CEO & president of the Coalition. 
“His record of bipartisan work, strong program management, and leadership roles in national space policy provide him with a strong foundation to lead NASA’s human exploration and operations programs. We look forward to continuing our work with NASA as we journey back to the Moon and eventually to Mars.” 
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About the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration is a national organization of more than 65 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 long-term, sustainable and strategic direction for our nation’s space program.