Amit Kshatriya, a robotics engineer of Indian-American origin, has been appointed as the first head of NASA's newly-established Moon to Mars Programme. The program aims to establish a long-term presence on the Moon and prepare for future missions to Mars. As head of the office, Kshatriya will oversee the agency's human exploration activities on the Moon and Mars, plan and execute human missions, and ensure the betterment of humanity. Kshatriya has previously served in various space programs, including the Space Launch System, Orion, and Exploration Ground Systems programs. The Moon to Mars Programme Office has been created to support NASA in achieving its goal of landing humans on Mars and conducting exploration missions on the Moon, based on the Artemis missions.

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