On November 28, 2018, NASA held a press conference announcing the nine eligible American companies selected to assist in CLPS delivery services to the moon. These services, called Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) contracts, mark the first phase of humanity’s greater effort toward the exploration of the Moon and onward to Mars.
The nine companies ascending into Lunar Corporation Status include:
The press conference took place at NASA headquarters, with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine hosting the event and introducing representatives from each company. Watch the video below for an in depth look at this next exciting chapter in space exploration. Look out giant cheese ball in the sky, the humans are coming!