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Space News: Lockheed to Consider Alternative Uses for Future NASA Habitat Module

Space News: Lockheed to Consider Alternative Uses for Future NASA Habitat Module - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Martin BlueLockheed Martin is looking into alternative uses for a habitat module it is developing for NASA‘s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships program focused on research-and-development projects to identify new technologies, Space News reported Wednesday.

Bill Pratt, NextSTEP program manager at Lockheed, told the publicaiton its cislunar habitat could be used to support other countries and companies that are looking to embark on lunar expeditions once the outpost completes its primary NASA mission.

Pratt added the habitat design might evolve over time through additional modules and features including enhanced crew support, which could be accomplished through partnerships, Space News said.

He also told Space News original purpose is to support the agency’s set of Proving Ground objectives that NASA aims to achieve for its planned Mars exploration.

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