CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Private companies will make the next moon to America – not NASA.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced on Thursday that nine companies in the United States will compete in presenting lunchtime experiments. Bridenstine says NASA will buy the service and let the private industry work out the details on arriving there.
The aim is to get science and technology experiments to the moon's face as soon as possible. The first flight could be next year. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first human moon moon.
The announcement comes only three days after NASA has launched a spacecraft on the Field. NASA wants to see how it gets in the moon before committing to commercial delivery services in Mars.