The program was named Artemis.
Private company SpaceX Elon musk, Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and the Dynetics became winners of the tender to develop system for landing a man on the moon in the framework of Artemis, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Country.
Owned by Jeff Bezos of Blue Origin in conjunction with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper will develop a three-level system of landing crew on the moon. And SpaceX founder Elon Musk suggested for the landing of the crew of a fully integrated spacecraft Starship.
Company applied science and information technology Dynetics, along with 25 other businesses will also participate in the development of a system of landing on Earth’s satellite. It is known that the Dynetics a contract for the construction of a human lunar boat for the Artemis program.
“Thanks to the conclusion of these contracts America moves forward to the last step, which is necessary for landing astronauts on the moon in 2024,” — said the Director of NASA, James Breidenstein.
In 2019 the US has announced that the new U.S. program of lunar exploration has received the name Artemis (“Artemis”). The first unmanned launch mission Artemis 1 is scheduled for mid-2020, and the first manned Artemis 2 — in 2023. In the framework of Artemis, the SLS rocket will be used to launch the manned Orion spacecraft, including the moon.