Lunar Landers Selected by NASA for Payload Delivery to the Moon

В NASA запланировали новую миссию на Луну

"We've never done anything that fast", said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, which manages the contracts with these firms.

'We're building the next chapter of American exploration, returning to the moon - to stay, ' the space agency announced.

These services will launch from Earth and land on the moon, and NASA will just be "one customer of many customers", agency Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Thursday.

NASA has big plans to go back to the moon, and it wants private companies to help them get there.

NASA wants to see how it goes at the moon before committing to commercial delivery services at Mars.

NASA plans to award about $2.6 billion over the course of 10 years that the companies can compete for.

"I will tell you that was not helpful", Bridenstine told assembled reporters at a press gathering at NASA HQ.

The US and Russian Federation are taking their fight outside-of Earth's atmosphere.

Bridenstine also pledged to establish a manned base on Moon within a decade.

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Astrobotic Technology has built a lander called Peregrine, and have obtained backing from NASA to create a standalone system to land on the moon.

On Dec. 11, 2017, President Trump signed the new policy directive, officially making a return to the moon the near-term goal of America's human space program. On Monday, we landed on Mars.

Astronaut Stan Love revealed NASA was developing systems for astronaut training. The Apollo astronauts deployed them during their moon landings, but placing additional reflectors on the moon would enable precise measurements of its gravity. Now, within hours after NASA announced their plans to take humans to the moon, Russian Federation has revealed that they intend to build a lunar base by 2040.

"We've had a number of conversations", said Bridenstein.

"We are excited to partner with these wonderful companies at the dawn of a new era of lunar and solar system exploration", stated Moon Express founder & CEO, Bob Richards.

NASA expects the selected contractors to begin flying to the moon as early as next year. The company has previously worked with NASA to develop Moon commercial cargo transporation capabilities and was the first private company authorized by the United States government to land on the Moon.

NASA's next lunar science experiments will arrive at the Moon via a spacecraft built by one of nine private companies - a first for one of the agency's science missions.

A Nova Labs Robotics "BrainStorm Troopers" team member from Reston, Virginia asks a question during NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) announcement November 29, 2018 at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

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