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NASA takes step toward maintaining competitiveness in Moon lander program

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / A Lockheed Martin concept for a lunar lander.
NASA is moving ahead with plans to bring competition into the development of landers for its Artemis Moon program. This week, the space agency said it had selected five US companies to conduct additional work toward refining lunar lander concepts to take astronauts down to the Moon's surface later this decade.
The combined value of the fixed-price awards is $146 million, and the work is to be completed during the next 15 months. The winning companies are:
Blue Origin Federation of Kent, Washington, $25.6 million
Dynetics of...
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