02 December, 2018, 07:30 | Author: Marie Harrington
"We're trying to very quickly develop an American capability to deliver small payloads to the surface of the moon and then grow from there", Bridenstine said during the announcement.
Private companies - instead of NASA - will lead the race back to the moon, with launch target dates set for 2019 - the 50 anniversary of the first manned moon landing.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Thursday that nine USA companies will compete to deliver experiments to the lunar surface.
"The relatively small and low-cost payloads delivered via the CLPS program would be followed by more traditional medium- and large-class missions", said NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.
Bridenstine said he ordered safety reviews of SpaceX and Boeing, another NASA contractor - which were first reported by The Washington Post earlier this month - but stressed that he had wanted the reviews of their corporate culture before Musk was filmed smoking weed. This includes encouraging private investment where possible and shifting sights to lunar science, including the Gateway Lunar Orbital Platform and a human return to the Moon in the short term. All contracts to be signed are indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity and have a combined value of $2.6 billion for the following ten years.
The number 7 was chosen for the new craft because Draper-guided spacecraft made six round trips to the moon between 1969 and 1972, during the Apollo program.
"We're returning to the Moon, preparing to go beyond to Mars".
"We are announcing new moon partnerships with American companies", Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, on Tuesday. There was President Trump's Space Policy Directive One for one, and the involvement of both commercial and global partners. The company is now developing a "Peregrine Lander" aimed at orbital and surface operations for any lunar destination. "The innovation of America's aerospace companies, wedded with our big goals in science and human exploration, are going to help us achieve unbelievable things on the Moon and feed forward to Mars".
Two advantages of the partnerships include getting USA astronauts back to the moon more quickly and keeping them safer after they arrive. NASA might also reinstate instruments from the canceled Resource Prospector lunar mining mission. SpaceX and Northrup Grumman are building and launching cargo ships to the International Space Station under commercial contracts that allow NASA to essentially purchase a given launch service rather than designing, developing and operating the vehicles in house. Lockheed Martin based its moon lander on InSight, the spacecraft that landed on Mars this week. Meanwhile, a startup called Orbit Beyond is in the running for NASA's moon payloads, and it's working with TeamIndus, the Indian spaceflight company that nearly won the Lunar X Prize competition.
The killing of Khashoggi has strained Saudi Arabia's ties with the West and battered Prince Mohammed's image overseas . According to the White House they only "exchanged pleasantries", and the President said they had "no discussion".
The monthly goods deficit grew by $1 billion in October, according to a US Census report released Wednesday. US President Donald Trump is known for his polarizing statements, not least when it comes to China .
The White House has released a video of first lady Melania Trump showing off this year's Christmas decorations. These include a massive gingerbread replica of the National Mall on display in the State Dining Room.
He said the move was an effort by the Indian government to please the Sikh community ahead of next year's general elections. When asked whether it is possible to resolve the Kashmir issue, the Pakistan prime minister said, "Nothing is impossible".
Established with innovation at its core, GOLFTV brings new drive, creativity and immersive technology to the world of golf . "The expectations are much different this upcoming year", Woods, whose last major win came at the 2008 U.S.
For most of 2018, Nintendo Switch sales have been somewhat sluggish due to a lack of compelling software. First, it applies only to the United States; Nintendo hasn't released new worldwide sales figures .
However, the Saudi Arabian minister was less confident than previously, and he did not specify an actual cut in oil production. Saudi Arabia is in talks with various oil producing countries to address the volatility in the global crude oil market.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was "deeply disappointed" by the decision to shut the Oshawa, Ontario plant. Barra is also shifting resources toward building electric cars and, eventually, vehicles that drive themselves.
After living with her grandmother in MS for the first six years of her life, Oprah traveled to Milwaukee to live with her mother. Winfrey said that experience was one of many that taught her that through giving "you enlarge the spirit of somebody else".
Adam Schiff: Other Trump allies lied to Congress
Cohen worked on the deal with Felix Sater, a Russian-born developer and U.S. citizen, who served as a deal broker on the project. Cohen said in the hearing that he submitted a false written statement about a Trump Organization real estate project in Moscow.
Trump rejects projections in climate change report
The world is heating up, and there are no "credible natural explanations for this amount of warming". The bigger the change, the greater the consequences for everything from heat waves to hurricanes .
US forces: 3 American service members killed in Afghanistan
Earlier this month, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said more than 28,000 Afghan police and soldiers had been killed since 2015. The statement further added "The wounded service members and contractor were evacuated and are receiving medical care".