NASA Announces Contractor for First Component of Lunar Gateway

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The power and propulsion system for the Lunar Gateway will be built by Maxar. Courtesy of Business Wire)

In a talk at the Florida Institute of Technology on Thursday, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that Maxar Technologies will build the first stage of NASA’s planned Lunar Gateway.

The Gateway, part of NASA’s larger Artemis program to return to the moon, is meant to be a waystation of sorts placed in a long orbit around the moon. It will provide a habitat for astronauts whi

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