Lockheed Martin unveils its lunar lander concept vehicle

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As a part of the agreement, a retro-reflector from NASA will be installed on SpaceIL's unmanned spacecraft.

The massive lander is a single-stage reusable system capable of accommodating a crew of four and 2,000 pounds of cargo on the surface of the Moon for up to two weeks.

Lockheed Martin revealed its new concept for a fully reusable lunar lander at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen, Germany on Wednesday.

The lunar modules used by NASA during the Apollo missions carried two people and weighed 4.7 tons without fuel.

Last December, Donald Trump signed off on a space policy directive that calls for NASA, along with its private partners, to send astronauts to the Moon and, "eventually", Mars.

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Among the plan's strategic objectives, NASA calls for returning US astronauts on the surface of the moon.

The moon lander can then stay on the surface of the moon for a fortnight before returning to the "mothership", where it will be refuelled and readied for its next lunar landing. The space agency has also asked aerospace experts to create plans for a space station, the "Lunar Gateway", that will orbit the moon and serve as a hub for moon missions. According to a lunar mineralogical map released by NASA previous year, water is present nearly everywhere on the moon's surface, albeit in minute amounts.

According to Tim Cichan, space exploration architect at Lockheed Martin Space, the reusability aspect was made easier because, " this lander doesn't have to endure the punishment of re-entering Earth's atmosphere, it can be re-flown many times over without needing significant and costly refurbishment.

In a Post on Facebook, SpaceIL CEO Ido Antebi said it was "a great honor" to collaborate with NASA and that he hoped that this upcoming mission would lead to more "space missions and other technological challenges" in the future. A version of the lander could one day end up on Mars. An excursion to the Red Planet could have some serious health effects - and researchers are asking NASA to hold off on any big space missions until they know more.

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