An artist’s concept of a suited Artemis astronaut looking out of a Moon lander hatch across the lunar surface, the Lunar Terrain Vehicle, and other surface elements. Photo by NASA

NASA to select second lunar lander for Artemis Moon Mission

1 min read

During an event at 10 a.m. EDT Friday, May 19, at NASA Headquarters in Washington, the agency will announce the company selected to develop a sustainable human landing system for the Artemis V Moon mission. The human landing system will take astronauts to and from Gateway in lunar orbit to the surface and back to the lunar space station as part of NASA’s return to the Moon for science, exploration, and inspiration.

The announcement will air on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

NASA participants will include:

  • NASA Administrator Bill Nelson
  • Jim Free, associate administrator, Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
  • Lisa Watson-Morgan, manager, Human Landing System Program, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama

Media are invited to attend in person or participate virtually via teleconference. Media must RSVP no later than two hours prior to the start of the event to Vanessa Lloyd, A copy of NASA’s media accreditation policy is online.

NASA is partnering with industry providers to develop, build, test, and launch innovative and technically advanced landers for the Artemis Generation. The second selected company will design, develop, test, and evaluate a human landing system under the Next-STEP Appendix P broad agency announcement for sustaining lunar development. The agency already is working with SpaceX to develop landers for the Artemis III and Artemis IV missions.

With Artemis, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the lunar surface and establish long-term exploration for scientific discovery and to prepare for human missions to Mars. The agency’s Space Launch System rocket and NASA’s Orion spacecraft, along with the human landing system, next-generation spacesuits, and the lunar spaceship Gateway, are NASA’s foundation for deep space exploration.

Daily Planet

Stories published by the Daily Planet are either guest pieces, press releases, articles from outside news sources and/or content that was sent to us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Previous Story

Mexico Foreign Ministry commemorates May 17 with the hiring of a transgender woman

Next Story

Warner Bros. Discovery unveils video product suite for advertisers

Latest from News