In Today’s Deep Space Extra… During a Monday teleconference, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine provided updates of the Artemis Plan. NASA intends to return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers in 2024.
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Full funding required for planned 2024 Moon landing, NASA chief saysCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, Dynetics, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, Northrop GrummanCBS News (9/21): Congress must act to fully fund a NASA/commercial lunar Human Lander System (HLS) if the agency is to meet a White House goal of returning to the surface of the Moon with human explorers in 2024, the Artemis initiative, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a late Monday afternoon news briefing. The agency is working with contract teams led by Blue Origin, Dynetics and SpaceX. So far, the House has declined to provide the needed financing for the 2021 fiscal year that begins October 1. Senate appropriators have yet to act.
Bridenstine optimistic about full HLS fundingSpacepolicyonline.com (9/21): During news briefing on the status of NASA’s Artemis initiative late Monday, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine expressed optimism he will receive bipartisan congressional support for the $3.2 billion sought for commercial lunar Human Landing Systems (HLS) development for the ...