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News Archive / Tagged: NextSTEP-2

  • NASA seeking proposals for human-rated lunar lander systems

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 9th, 2019

    With SLS and Orion in the latter stages of development, NASA wants to work with industry to develop a human-rated lunar lander by the mid-to-late 2020s.

  • Lockheed Martin provides details into use of Shuttle-era cargo pods for proposed cislunar habitat

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 8th, 2017

    Lockheed Martin was recently selected by NASA to build a full-scale prototype of a cislunar habitat. The development of the habitation module is part of the Phase II contract for the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) program.

  • Lockheed Martin announces plans to build prototype cislunar habitat

    Curt GodwinJuly 26th, 2017

    Though NewSpace companies may garner the lion's share of headlines when it comes to reusing flight hardware, there are members of the industry's old guard who are keen to show that reusability isn't a skill held solely by the newcomers.

  • President Obama reaffirms NASA’s Mars-centric exploration plan

    Curt GodwinOctober 12th, 2016

    In an opinion piece written for CNN on Oct. 11, 2016, President Barack Obama reiterated his support for NASA's Journey to Mars. Under current plans, the U.S. space agency hopes to send astronauts to the Red Planet in the next 15–20 years.

  • Video: Orbital ATK showcases its Cygnus-derived space habitat concept

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 26th, 2016

    After being one of six companies selected last month for NASA's second Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP-2), Orbital ATK shed a little more light on its concept for creating a deep space habitat based on the Cygnus cargo spacecraft currently servicing the International Space Station.

  • NextSTEP-2 companies to develop deep space habitat prototypes

    Derek RichardsonAugust 13th, 2016

    Earlier this week, NASA selected six U.S. companies to develop deep space habitat ground prototypes under the second Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP-2) Broad Agency Announcement. The goal of these partnerships is to advance commercial development of space while supporting human spaceflight missions to beyond low-Earth orbit (LEO).