NASA to name American companies vying for commercial moon delivery provider contract

National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) has announced it plans to announced additional American companies joining the competitive pool for delivery services to the surface of the Moon through the agency´s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) project, the agency said.

In July, NASA announced an opportunity for American companies to join the CLPS contract to deliver larger, heavier payloads to lunar surface.

The newly selected companies, along with the original nine selected in November 2018, all will be eligible to bid on future lunar delivery services, including task orders for heavier payloads, as well as payload integration and operations.