NASA Reveal 9 Companies Contacted For Moon Landing Bids

America’s next moon landing will be made by private companies not NASA. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Thursday that nine U.S. companies will compete in delivering experiments to the lunar surface. Shown here is the April 1972

In 2017, Moon Express introduced its MX family of modular, scalable robotic exploration vehicles created to collapse the cost of access to the Moon and other deep space destinations.

The first orbital test flights of Crew Dragon and Starliner are now targeted for early next year, with crewed demo missions to follow in mid-2019.

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.

Instead of running a government-funded space program, like Apollo, the U.S. space agency will buy services, essentially becoming a customer to private businesses that build their own spacecraft.

Moon Express: A Cape Canaveral-based company dedicated to expanding commercial opportunities in general on the Moon.

"We are announcing new moon partnerships with American companies", Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, on Tuesday. It's the first step towards "long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and eventually Mars".

NASA has announced that nine United States space companies are now eligible to bid on its Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) contracts. It's become apparent the USA and Russian Federation have set their sights on a human-crewed moon landing as soon as possible.

Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jim Bridenstine speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow Russia. America’s next moon landing will be made by priva
NASA plans to return to the moon with the help of private companies

"The innovation of America's aerospace companies, wedded with our big goals in science and human exploration, are going to help us achieve incredible things on the Moon and feed forward to Mars", Bridenstine said. "Let's not do it alone", Deputy Director for NASA Langley Research Center Deborah Tomek said. The long-range goal remains eventual piloted flights to Mars, but only after first using the space station, the moon and lunar orbit as technology test beds to reduce or retire risks. "That foil collected material from the sun and provided the best measurements of the sun we had for the next 25 years". "Without it, we're not going to have a safe, reliable, and affordable architecture and implementation for human exploration". 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. Under Space Policy Directive-1, the agency will lead an innovative and sustainable exploration of the Moon together with commercial and worldwide partners.

"This time, we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprint, we will establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars and, perhaps, someday to many worlds beyond".

However, NASA may soon find itself in a unusual position, since the two private launch systems may beat SLS back to the moon - and one might be the first to send people to Mars.

NASA has also awarded contracts to Boeing and SpaceX to fly astronauts to the International Space Station in the next year.

A layout of NASA's Moon to Mars mission. Some of the elements are now under construction on Earth.

The InSight lander was built by Lockheed Martin, a private USA company. As part of a push to continue American leadership in space, the Directive instructs NASA to develop a flexible deep space infrastructure to support the increasing complexity of missions.

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