Tuesday, April 28, 2009

NASA Ames Collaborates to Develop Robotic Lunar Lander

NASA Ames Research Center is collaborating with a commercial partner to develop a lunar lander for future low-cost missions to the moon. Under the terms of a Reimbursable Space Act Agreement with Odyssey Moon Ventures LLC, Henderson, Nev., NASA Ames will share its small spacecraft technical data and expertise with the company. In return, Odyssey Moon Ventures will reimburse NASA Ames for the cost of providing the technical support and will share its technical data from its engineering tests and actual lunar missions with NASA. “NASA is a big supporter of developing the commercial space sector, and is interested in developing small spacecraft for future lunar exploration,” said NASA Ames Research Center Director S. Pete Worden. By making these designs available to commercial enterprises, we hope… View this post

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