Nasa head of human spaceflight suddenly resigns days before ‘historic’ space mission


Doug Loverro quits ahead of next week’s mission to send two astronauts to the International Space Station on a SpaceX flight

A leading figure at Nasa responsible for the agency’s human spaceflight programs has suddenly resigned just days before the US is set to send astronauts back into space from American soil for the first time since the Space Shuttle program was retired almost a decade ago.

Doug Loverro, the official in charge of the human spaceflight division, left on Monday, Nasa said.

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