NASA is returning America to the Moon through its Artemis missions. American innovation is leading the way, and the future at the Moon holds promise for a robust lunar marketplace. NASA’s strategy stimulates the commercial space industry, which drives new ideas, brings down costs, and grows the business opportunities that can foster a lunar economy and serve other customers for the benefit of humanity.
Through NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative, the agency is working with American companies to deliver scientific, exploration, and technology payloads to the Moon’s surface and lunar orbit.
NASA has selected Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace to advance spacewalking capabilities in low-Earth orbit and at the Moon. By buying services that leverage NASA's expertise along with commercial innovation, government investments help accelerate industry as commercial space markets in low-Earth orbit and beyond rapidly mature.
Next-generation spacesuits designed by Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace will be built to accommodate the diverse physical characteristics of NASA astronauts, offering a wide range of sizes and a high-mobility upper torso for maximum range of motion.
NASA Makes Progress with New Lunar Terrain Vehicle Moon Rover Services
As astronauts explore the South Pole region of the Moon during Artemis missions, they will be able to go farther…
NextSTEP seeks commercial development of new capabilities for human missions in deep space.
A key component of the NextSTEP partnership model is that it provides an opportunity for NASA and industry to partner to develop capabilities that meet NASA human space exploration objectives while also supporting industry commercialization plans in habitation systems, surface resources, trash compacting system, space communications, and more.
NASA illustration of Gateway in lunar orbit with PPE and HALO and the SpaceX Dragon XL logistics module on approach to docking.
NASA Offers Up to $200 Million to Help Push New Technologies to Market
Companies with technologies that may advance exploration but need a little extra push to finalize development have two new opportunities to partner with NASA to make it over the finish line.
NASA Selects 12 Companies to Collaborate on Key Technology Development
NASA has selected 16 companies to advance capabilities and technologies related to NASA's Moon to Mars Objectives. The cadre of U.S. industry-led teams will test a new lunar rover tire design, develop a robotically assembled power system, build an electrically actuated
Commercial Space: NASA Has an App for That
Software two decades in the making helps private space save time. Research balloons, satellites, and planetary landers may have little in common, but NASA has written a program that can help operate all these craft and more.
NASA Selects Companies to Collect Lunar Resources
NASA has selected four companies to collect a small amount of Moon “dirt” or rocks from any location on the lunar surface, provide imagery to NASA of the collection and the collected material, along with data that identifies the collection location, and conduct an “in-place” transfer of ownership of the lunar regolith or rocks to NASA.