Star bucks: These 5 local firms are on the hunt for NASA lunar deal

Alex Soderstrom
Star bucks: These 5 local firms are on the hunt for NASA lunar deal

NASA soon will begin awarding contracts to companies to design the system that will land astronauts on the moon by 2024 — and several firms in Central Florida are working to land some of that lunar work. The human lunar landing system will carry astronauts from the Gateway space station to the moon’s surface during NASA’s planned Artemis mission. NASA faces a tight deadline — the White House wants to mission to happen in 2024 — and Lisa Watson-Morgan, NASA’s lander program manager, previously said the space agency needs to begin awarding contracts in January to meet that deadline.