NASA Awards 2 Contracts to Deep Space

June 20, 2014 12:44 PM

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NASA Awards 2 Contracts to Deep Space

Today, NASA awarded two contracts to Deep Space Industries Inc. The first contract aims to assess commercial approaches to NASA's asteroid goal.

It will also see as how an industry-led asteroid economy can make manned Mars mission safer, sooner and cost effective. The second contract will focus on examining numerous small asteroid-prospecting payloads that can be launched as hitchhikers on NASA missions.

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