NASA partners with five companies to send large payloads to the moon

NASA partners with five companies to send large payloads to the moon

NASA has announced five new partnerships with commercial space companies that have designed robotic landers that can take large payloads to the Moon. The additions include SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Sierra Nevada Corporation. The newcomers join an already formed pool of nine companies that are part of NASA’s fledgling CLPS ((Commercial Lunar Payload Services) program.

KCooper
KCooper
npc8472
npc8472 6 months

Only a few decades behind when it should have happened but I'm glad to hear this.

porcus
porcus 6 months

Very exciting! Glad to see progress finally being made in launch tech AND projects. Hopefully there will be some bases established on the moon by the US.

The Biggest Bird
The Biggest Bird 6 months

but what are they taking there?

TheCurrentModality
TheCurrentModality 6 months

Perhaps NASA is realizing if they put a manufacturing facility on the moon they can build whatever they like. No prying eyes, no legal constraints. Everyone working there gets the same wage, ie., air and food. could be a whole different scenario up there.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 6 months

Why again are we doing this again? There is nothing but radioactive dust on the moon. Why not put a large space station in geostationary orbit?

Binx1
Binx1 6 months

Courious I, payloads? what sort of payloads are these "Company's" sending to the moon and WHY?

DivineDawn
DivineDawn 6 months

finally turning the moon into a weapon i see about damn time! well moon death ray those commy bastards!!!

Dave
Dave 6 months

We shall name it Preparation H!

Binx1
Binx1 6 months

WOW. ask google. define payload. 1. equipment personnel satellites carried by a spacecraft 2. an explosive warhead carried by a missile 3. computing the actual information or message in transmitted data, as opposed to automatically generated metadata. : effects of a virus on a computer system

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 6 months

The Chinese will profit from this.

Duder
Duder 6 months

Space base? Space base!

Binx1
Binx1 6 months

fledgling- a person that is immature inexperienced or underdeveloped

F G
F G 6 months

yeah right. Who believes this crap?

Seekster
Seekster 6 months

Excellent, glad to hear NASA will be working with private companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin instead of competing with them.

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