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ORLANDO, FL – NASA’s Project Artemis plans for a human return to the Moon was the topic of ‘Destination Space: Boots on the Moon’ – featured on the ‘IN FOCUS’ TV News interview program shown on Spectrum News Channel 13 in Florida – for which I was interviewed representing Space UpClose along with Mark Bontrager representing Space Florida.
‘Destination Space: Boots on the Moon’ aired on IN FOCUS on Nov. 3, 2019 in the Orlando and Tampa areas and is hosted by Allison Walker Torres – reported for Channel 13. The program was recorded at Spectrum TV News studios in Orlando, FL.
You can now watch the complete 30 minute interview program in its entirety in 3 blocks at the links below.
The wide-ranging discussion also included our views on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to once again launch US astronauts to space, the International Space Station and whether NASA is receiving sufficient budgetary support from political leaders in Washington, D.C.– and the critical need for funding for NASA’s Human Lunar Lander to achieve the landing by 2024
IN FOCUS Spectrum News program description:
Florida has a big stake in the return to human spaceflight. NASA contributes more than $2 billion to the state’s economy, and there are about 100,000 aerospace employees in the state. President Donald Trump wants to see a lunar landing by 2024 and private companies are planning the first crewed space flights to launch from the space coast since the Space Shuttle program was discontinued in 2011. Are we ready to return to human travel? SpaceX targeted June of 2019 for its first manned missions, but an April explosion disrupted that timeline. We will talk about space jobs in Florida but also the impact to the 2020 elections as many candidates try to sell their space plans for your votes. How it all is connected?
• Dr. Ken Kremer, research scientist and space journalist with Space UpClose
• Mark Bontrager, Vice President of Spaceport Operations, Space Florida
Be sure to read my current continuing series of Space UpClose articles about Project Artemis including NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, Orion deep space capsule, and the commercial crew astronaut ferry ships being developed for NASA by Boeing and SpaceX.
You can learn more about NASA’s Project Artemis and Project Apollo moon landing programs at my upcoming free talk on Sat. Nov. 23 at the American Space Museum, Titusville, FL at 1 PM. open to the public.
“50th Anniversary Apollo 12 and NASA’s Human Return to the Moon with Project Artemis”
Watch my commentary at Fox 35 TV News Orlando on Nov. 4 about the outcome of the Boeing Starliner Pad Abort Test:
Stay tuned here for Ken’s continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news: www.kenkremer.com –www.spaceupclose.com – twitter @ken_kremer – email: ken at kenkremer.com
Dr. Kremer is a research scientist and journalist based in the KSC area, active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics.
Ken’s photos are for sale and he is available for lectures and outreach events
Ken’s upcoming outreach events:
Nov 23, 1 PM, Titusville, FL: “50th Anniversary Apollo 12 and NASA’s Human Return to the Moon with Project Artemis” at American Space Museum, Titusville, FL. Lecture free. Open to the public.
Dec 3/4: 7 PM, Quality Inn Kennedy Space Center, Titusville, FL. “SpaceX CRS-19 Launch to ISS Dec 4.” Free in hotel lobby