NASA contracted six companies to design deep space habitats capable of housing astronauts during long-haul missions to Mars and beyond this week.
The habitats will be built here on Earth where NASA can test them to make sure they meet the needs of astronauts in deep space. Eventually they’ll be deployed on the moon and then later on Mars.
The project totals $65 million and is part of NASA’s private-public partnership Next-STEP.
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