NASA eyeing a dozen non-public house station bids, may save the company $1 billion a 12 months

NASA introduced this week that it has fielded proposals from a couple of dozen non-public house firms to construct privately run house stations in Low Earth Orbit, which it anticipates will in the end save the company $1 billion to $1.5 billion a 12 months and permit it to focus extra on deep house exploration.

The information additionally comes as NASA introduced that it’s restructuring its Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate into two new directorates inside the company. The primary, referred to as Exploration Techniques Improvement (ESD), will likely be led by former affiliate NASA administrator Jim Free.

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