NASA awarded the contract for the initial crew module of lunar Gateway crew cabin to Orbital Science Corporation, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Space. This $187-million contract involves designing the habitation as well as the logistics outpost (HALO) for the Gateway, which is part of NASA’s Artemis program, thus helping the agency to build a sustainable presence at the Moon. Read more for a video and additional information.
HALO is the pressurized living quarters where astronauts will spend most of their time while visiting the Gateway. This small studio apartment-sized module will provide augmented life support in tandem with NASA’s Orion spacecraft. As the review process continues, all details of the vehicle’s design are carefully inspected to ensure the overall system is safe for flight and meets all NASA mission requirements.
- Venture into undiscovered worlds with the PLAYMOBIL Mars space station!
- Equipped with all the tools needed for space exploration, The station is ready for a successful mission!
- Thanks to the functioning lights beneath the central hub, astronauts can easily find their way back to base
- Enter the illuminated station interior via the front ramp and through the secure rotating hatch
- Once inside, astronauts can enter the central command space, from which all missions are monitored, or choose one of the modules, equipped with everything from sleeping compartments for the crew to a lab for analyzing samples
We’re making significant progress on these first two elements, including incorporation of components from ESA (European Space Agency), the Canadian Space Agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and payloads from our research communities. The new plan to integrate the two elements of Gateway demonstrates the capabilities of the agency and our partners to be flexible and reassess plans as needed. By launching the elements together, we’re able to significantly reduce Gateway’s risk profile and increase cost effectiveness,” said Dan Hartman, Gateway program manager at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.