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#1 2020-02-11 00:28:11

kbd512
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NASA's New Lunar Human Landing System Program

Well...

It looks like President Trump has requested funding for a human-rated lunar landing system under the Artemis Program.  That hasn't been part of NASA's budget authorization since the Apollo Program.  Keep your fingers crossed.

HUMAN LANDING SYSTEM BAA

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#2 2020-02-11 05:48:03

Calliban
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Re: NASA's New Lunar Human Landing System Program

A positive development.  One thing that is disappointing is the failure of NASA to integrate private industry into their plans, specifically Musk and Bezos rockets.  Surely, its time to drop the SLS and contract SpaceX to provide delivery services.  The lunar budget can then concentrate on developing other hardware.


Interested in space science, engineering and technology.

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#3 2020-02-11 08:34:31

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Re: NASA's New Lunar Human Landing System Program

Calliban,

SpaceX and Blue Origin are two of the contractors submitting bids for the HLS.  I'd imagine that they'd use their own rockets to deliver their own hardware, but we'll see.

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#4 2020-02-12 02:49:55

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Re: NASA's New Lunar Human Landing System Program

Ooh! Ooh! Please let it be so!
Could I make a suggestion? A couple years ago I posted an idea using SpaceX hardware.
Moon mission today - Dragon & Mars hab

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#5 2020-02-12 12:00:19

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Re: NASA's New Lunar Human Landing System Program

So far the only oar in the fray is the Blue Lunar lander as space x only wants to launch with BFR....
Its even dropped its lunar flyby with the dual Falconheavy...
Trump is wanting to throw cash at this problem and its not going to fix the issue...

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#6 2020-02-12 22:09:49

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Re: NASA's New Lunar Human Landing System Program

Boeing gave a sales pitch a few months ago for the SLS in that it could launch in the old apollo era a lunar lander.
Boeing offers SLS-launched lunar lander to NASA

boeinglander-879x485.jpg

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#7 2020-02-16 20:35:16

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