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Wichita Business Journal

Jim Bridenstine, administrator of NASA, says that as the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, that it’s also time to be looking forward to the next 50 years. 

And Wichita, he says, can play a role in NASA’s plans on not just other planets — but on this planet as well. 

Bridenstine was in Wichita on Monday for an event at the National Center for Aviation Training, organized by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) in collaboration with Wichita State University, the school’s National Institute for Aviation Research and WSU Tech. 

Two days after America celebrated mankind’s giant leap with those first steps on the lunar surface, Bridenstine spoke about NASA’s “next giant leap” at a local event attended by representatives from across the spectrum of government, education and private industry.

And it is the collaboration of all those entities that he said will make the return of people to the moon and then on to Mars a reality. 

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