NASA Orders The First Module For A New Space Station


Technology site ArsTechnica reports that the American space agency Nasa has signed an agreement with Maxar Technologies to build the first module for the Lunar Gateway, a space station to be placed in orbit around the moon.

The contract is worth $ 375 million, which at the time of writing is equivalent to SEK 3.6 billion. To get the components into space, of course, a rocket is required, and according to Maxar Technologies, this will be built in cooperation with Blue Origin and Draper.

“When we go to the moon this time, we will stay,” says NASA’s boss Jim Bridenstine in a comment.

The idea is that the first astronauts will visit the new space station by 2024, that is, at the end of Donald Trump’s second term, if he succeeds in being re-elected as president next year.