To the moon!

Published May 1, 2020

NASA has cho­sen three com­pa­nies to build lunar lan­ders for our next trip to Luna, sched­uled for 2024 and nick­named “Artemis”: Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, Dynetics, and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. (Out of the race: Boeing.)

NASA will work with the three com­mer­cial teams over the next 10 months, assess­ing their progress all the while. The agency will deter­mine dur­ing that peri­od which team(s) will per­form ini­tial demon­stra­tion mis­sions. NASA will then tap one or more com­pa­nies to mature their sys­tems and fly addi­tion­al test missions.

Three very dif­fer­ent approaches

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