NASA selects nine companies to compete for Moon funding program

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Astrobotic Technology is a Pittsburgh-based company.

In Paris, the French space agency CERN said everything seems fine for the moment, and that it is up to NASA to communicate with the SEIS quake-sensing instrument.

In this approach, NASA would just be one of many customers, Bridenstine said. But it isn't exclusively relying on the political bureaucracy to achieve this ambitious project - they're now partnering with the private sector to explore the stars.

Perhaps surprisingly absent are Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos' company Blue Horizon.

America's next Moon landing will be made by private companies - not NASA.

"We've had a number of conversations", Bridenstine was quoted as telling The Atlantic magazine.

"When we go back, we want to build a sustainable infrastructure to support humans up there, as well as for us to become sort of an ecosystem [up there] of gather science", Tomek said. This rocket is expected to stand about 322 feet tall and be able to lift about 70 tons of spacecraft hardware and supplies into orbit.

NASANASA plans to return to the moon with American companies.

A crewed Exploration Mission-2 (EM-2) would follow several years later. "NASA also will study the effects of the deep space environment of the Gateway, learning how living organisms react to the radiation and microgravity of a deep space environment over long periods".

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about NASA's list are the names that aren't on it.

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Such issues have some experts estimating an average cost of $5 billion per SLS launch, which are single-use. The Directive called for NASA to return to the moon, prompting the Agency to send Americans to the lunar surface in preparation for visits to Mars.

NASA's objective is encouraging competition among the private companies in order to set up an orbiting outpost near the moon as fast as possible. Here, the spaceship is shown detaching from the booster.

While NASA didn't admit that was the reason for the review it did hint that they wanted to make sure SpaceX employees weren't partying in the job. The first such flight could come as early as next year.

It remains to be seen how the space agency would react to such a feat, which is essentially a creative reprise of the.

NASA engineers are planning to begin work with its robotic arm soon, but are proceeding with caution. "My guess is that it's coming".

Bridenstine confirmed he has ordered a safety review of NASA's contractors SpaceX and Boeing after Musk smoked, but said that was always the plan.

Both private companies built their own space systems under NASA's guidance after the end of the space shuttle program in 2011. SpaceX is now looking to fly first with its.

"Lockheed's lander is a little bit larger than some of the others", said Joe Landon, vice president of advanced program development at Lockheed Martin's commercial civil space unit. "A lot of this is still developing, but the good news is that it's moving quickly".

Well, in a report via MSN, it seems that we finally understand what he meant.

"That's kind of where we are", Jurczyk added. The new space station would orbit the moon. The craft will be created to land on the moon, acquire soil samples, and return them to Earth.

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