ICYMI: ...And Then There Were 14
The Big Picture:
In case you missed it, NASA has added five American companies to the initial list of those eligible to support the Artemis Lunar Landing Program via Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative. They are: Blue Origin in Kent, WA; Ceres Robotics in Palo Alto, CA; Sierra Nevada Corporation in Louisville, CO; SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA; and Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc., in Irvine, CA. If you need to know more, check out this video.
Who Made the Initial List?
A year ago, NASA selected nine companies for eligibility to support Artemis: Astrobotic Technology, Inc., in Pittsburgh, PA; Deep Space Systems in Littleton, CO; Draper in Cambridge, MA; Firefly Aerospace, Inc., in Cedar Park, Texas; Intuitive Machines, LLC, in Houston, TX; Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, CO; Masten Space Systems, Inc., in Mojave, CA; Moon Express in Cape Canaveral, FL; and Orbit Beyond in Edison, New Jersey.
Image: Boeing, Artist's concept