A HIGH-TECH capsule that could one day take astronauts to the Moon has been unveiled by a US company building space tech for Nasa. Alabama military firm Dynetics revealed its first full-scale model of the lander this week as part of its bid to partner with Nasa on its Artemis mission, which plans to put man on the lunar surface in 2024. The military outfit is one of three companies contracted by Nasa to come up with lander ideas for Artemis. Dynetics said the model, located in Huntsville, Alabama, will be used to test the prototype vehicle, dubbed the Human Landing System. “Our team is pleased to bring this system to life,” the firm’s Kim Doering said. “Our reusable, sustainable approach is ready to support a safe and successful hardware delivery for Nasa’s mission.” US President Donald Trump last year urged Nasa to accelerate its latest moon-landing plans by four years to 2024. The request came a few months ahead of the 50th anniversary of the first lunar footsteps by Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Nasa has named the program Artemis after Apollo’s twin sister in Greek mythology and promises the first moonwalking team will include a woman…. Read full this story
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