NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will announce new space technology public-private partnerships on Wednesday.
Bridenstine will make the announcement at the virtual fall Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium meeting. The event is co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and Arizona State University.
“Bridenstine will discuss NASA’s Artemis program and announce the agency’s latest Tipping Point selections and their potential impact on sustainable lunar exploration” explained NASA in a statement. “NASA released the opportunity in January 2020, seeking U.S. industry-developed space technologies to foster the development of commercial space capabilities and benefit future missions.”
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On its website, NASA explains “a technology is considered at a tipping point if an investment in a demonstration will significantly mature