NASA has selected three companies to begin development of lunar landers that could return astronauts to the surface of the moon as soon as 2024. The program makes use of public-private partnerships, rather than conventional contracts, to fund these efforts.
- What are the next steps in developing these landers?
- Why are partnerships the best approach for this program?
- What are the technical and policy challenges these companies, and NASA, face?
Join SpaceNews Senior Staff Writer Jeff Foust and Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger for a panel discussion about NASA’s Human Landing System program.
– Seamus Tuohy, Principal Director of Space Systems, Draper
– Tommy Sanford, Executive Director, Commercial Spaceflight Federation
– Andy Crocker, HLS Deputy Program Manager, Dynetics