NASA has partnered with 14 American companies to develop a range of technologies that will help with Artemis operations on the Moon by the end of the decade. (Oct. 14)
JIM BRIDENSTINE: We're going to the moon sustainably. In other words, this time when we go to the moon, we're going to stay at the moon for long periods of time. And so the Artemis Accords outline how we can all go and explore the moon safely, securely. So what we're doing here today with the Tipping Point announcement and the Lunar Surface Innovation Initiative-- these capabilities are really leading to this long-term vision of sustainability on another world for long periods of time, for a purpose ultimately of going to Mars. We're going to enable the private sector-- but we're also going to enable international partners-- for the biggest, broadest, most diverse, inclusive coalition of research and exploration on the surface of the moon in the history of humankind.