NASA deputy chief shares goals for future Florida Today

NASA will send humans beyond the International Space Station in this generation, NASA Deputy Administrator Fred Gregory said Tuesday night. “We’re leaving low-Earth orbit, and we’re going to do it as soon as we can,” Gregory said, marking a bold move for this administration. Both the space shuttle and station fly in low-Earth orbit, about 240 miles above Earth’s surface. Gregory spoke at the 7th Cape Canaveral Spaceport Symposium at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral. “We’re going to move out of the stodgy old NASA, and we’re going to move into the future,” Gregory said. “And were going to do it when all of us are still alive.”