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NASA wants to begin designing landing gear to bring people to the moon
After more than a year of talking about returning people to the moon, NASA is asking the aerospace community to come up with designs for passengers who can transport astronauts to the lunar surface. The purpose of NASA is to test these cars on the Moon in 2024, and then use them to take people to the surface of the Moon by 2028.
NASA's Administrator Jim Bridgestin and other top-ranking agencies outlined the plan during a roundtable for media today in Washington, DC. Although Bridzenston thought that NASA was returning to the moon to stay this time, he also noted that the agency was making speed a priority in returning to the lunar surface. "One of the things I think is important again, we want this opportunity to be reused, we want that sustainability, but we also want to go fast," Bridenstine said during the conversation. "It's important that we return to the moon as soon as possible."
In December 201
7, President Trump signed the directive, known as SPD-1, which forced NASA to return people to the Moon, in order to achieve this goal gradually. Now NASA wants to get gas.
This desire for speed is reflected in how quickly the agency plans to make a choice of designs of the gateway. NASA will make a formal request to companies on land plotter proposals in March to award and secure contracts in May-July. Each individual contract will cost from 300,000 to 9 million dollars. Bridenstine said NASA is open to both commercial companies (like Lockheed Martin, Blue Origin, Spacex, and Boeing) and international agencies sending ideas.