NASA Manned Moon Landing Hardware Begins Bidding Process
for the proposal documents.
This webpage is available now, to view RFQs and RFPs. NASA has sent requests for this phase of design to registered NASA contractors. The moon base will be capable of supporting four astronauts for 500 days at a time.
Washington (UPI) Dec 17, 2008
U.S. space agency officials have released a draft request for design support for the Altair lunar lander vehicle, part of NASA's Constellation Program.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said it's Altair lunar lander will deliver four astronauts to the moon's surface late in the next decade, fulfilling U.S. space exploration goals.
Not known at this time is the status the Constellation Program and the Ares launcher will assume under the new Administration beginning Jan 20, 2009. The entire program is under review by the Transition Team.
NASA is releasing a flurry of RFQs and RFPs at the aed of this year. Or end of the present Administration. The first test launch of the Ares is now scheduled for July, $300 million.