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Ames Collaborates to Develop Robotic Lunar Lander
10.30.08
 
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – NASA Ames Research Center is collaborating with a commercial partner to develop a lunar lander for future low-cost missions to the moon.
Under the terms of a Reimbursable Space Act Agreement with Odyssey Moon Ventures LLC, Henderson, Nev., NASA Ames will share its small spacecraft technical data and expertise with the company. In return, Odyssey Moon Ventures will reimburse NASA Ames for the cost of providing the technical support and will share its technical data from its engineering tests and actual lunar missions with NASA.

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