Leidos Subsidiary to Develop Human Landing System for NASA’s Moon Mission; Roger Krone Quoted

Roger Krone
Roger Krone

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 19, 2020 — Leidos’ (NYSE: LDOS) Dynetics subsidiary is among the three contractors NASA selected to design and build platforms for a mission to land astronauts on the moon, GovCon Wire reported May 1.

The agency announced April 30 its award of separate milestone-based contracts worth $967M combined for Dynetics, Blue Origin and SpaceX to create Artemis human landing systems under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships 2 program.

According to a company press release, Dynetics aims to provide a module intended to ferry up to four crew members to and from the lunar surface.

“NASA’s HLS is truly innovative and one that will revolutionize space travel,” said Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos and a 2020 Wash100 winner. “We are fully committed to this endeavor and proud to join the team returning Americans to the moon.”

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