World Media

Here's how Google plans to celebrate 50th year of Apollo 11 mission

Here's how Google plans to celebrate 50th year of Apollo 11 mission

The news comes mere hours after Gerstenmaier testified at a House subcommittee meeting, focusing on the future of the International Space Station and NASA's plans for exploring low Earth orbit.

Bill Hill, a deputy associate administrator under Gerstenmaier, was also moved to a special assistant position under NASA's associate administrator Steve Jurczyk.

Effective immediately, Ken Bowersox - a five-flight shuttle veteran, space station astronaut and Gerstenmaier's deputy - will take over on an acting basis while Gerstenmaier serves as "special adviser" to NASA Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard, according to Bridenstine's letter sent to agency employees.

Even 50 years later, the Apollo 11 mission that put a man on the moon for the first time still stands as one of the towering achievements of the human race.

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said there was nothing wrong with what Gerstenmaier was doing. It was soon updated with 2024 as the new target for astronauts on the moon.

The biggest change to rock the agency is the demotion of Bill Gerstenmaier, who was leading the efforts to return humans to the lunar surface.

Charming Charlie to close all stores across 38 states
The company has stores in 38 states, including Alabama, where it has locations in Huntsville, Birmingham and Mobile. This is the second time the retailer has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in the last two years.

They'll be joined by UM associate professor of climate and space sciences and engineering Sue Lepri and Cranbrook Institute of Science head of astronomy Michael Narlock.

In March, Vice President Mike Pence surprised many when he challenged NASA to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024, moving up the agency's timeline for a return to the lunar surface by several years.

Bridenstine told CNN Business in June that NASA will need an estimated $20 billion to $30 billion over the next five years for its moon project Artemis.

Gerstenmaier appeared to favor test firing the mammoth rocket's first stage, powered by four upgraded space shuttle main engines, at NASA's Stennis Space Center in MS next year to make sure the booster met its design specifications.

The hardware that NASA needs is either delayed, way over budget or doesn't yet exist.