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NASA Administrator James Bridenstine, right, and astronaut Nicole Mann look at the Orion Exploration Mission 2 crew capsule, the first one that will fly into space with a crew, at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.
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NASA administrator James Bridenstine and astronaut Nicole Mann examine a spacecraft under construction.
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NASA Administrator James Bridenstine wants to go back to the moon

Tim Fernholz
Member exclusive by Tim Fernholz for Back to the moon

James Bridenstine was sworn in as NASA administrator on April 23, 2018. The former Republican congressman from Oklahoma has been a booster of private space enterprise, and now he is charged with executing a national space strategy to accelerate growth of that sector. Quartz spoke to Bridenstine in early December about the future of lunar exploration.

What is your vision of the lunar economy in the next ten years?

In ten years, we’re going to have, of course, landers on the moon, rovers on the moon, robots on the moon, and it’s going to be largely driven by science and discovery.

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