U.S. Space Command calls for investment in technologies for deep space missions

Lt. Gen. Shaw: 'One of the challenges that we will have as a nation is understanding the lunar environment'

WASHINGTON — Lt. Gen. John Shaw, deputy commander of U.S. Space Command, was at Cape Canaveral, Florida, earlier this week, hoping to see NASA’s first Artemis launch. The launch was scrubbed but Shaw said he took advantage of the time there to chat with NASA leaders about future collaborations.

“We had a lot of discussions,” he said Aug. 31 in remarks to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency “DARPA Forward” conference held in Fort Collins, Colorado.