under the ground. Reusable. Inexpensive. Flexible. Crew Centered. These were some of the selling points established by space company Dianetics as it unveiled a full-scale model of human landing systems developed for NASA’s Artemis moon missions.
The lander has a cylindrical center structure that can be used as a habitat for the moon, or even as a rover that diverges from the main lander.
Dianetics on Tuesday shared a video of the test article featuring a peek inside the surprisingly spacious interior.
“The focus of the article rests on the crew interface, enabling the team to test crew movements within the module,” Dianetics said in a statement. “The flexible design is easily reusable, allowing the human systems integration team and flight crew to provide reviews and feedback on early concept designs and execute quick-turn iterations.”
Dianetics is one of several companies competing for the honor of taking NASA astronauts to the moon safely.
In August, we took a look at. SpaceX is . As NASA noted in April, one of them will land the first woman and the next man on the lunar surface by 2024.
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Alabama-based Dianetics is not well known as Blue Origin or SpaceX, but it is already working with NASA on the Space Launch System rocket project, which hopes to power Artemis missions.
The date 2024 puts NASA and its allies on an ambitious timeline, but it’s fun to see future lunar landers take shape before our eyes.