Press Release

NASA and Moon Express Inc. Invite Media to Project Update

By SpaceRef Editor
October 27, 2014
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News media representatives are invited to a project update to discuss planned Moon Express vehicle testing set to begin in November at Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility. The event will occur at 2 p.m. EST Monday, Nov. 3.

Moon Express Inc., headquartered at the NASA Research Park at Moffett Field, California, will perform vehicle testing at the facility as part of NASA’s Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown or CATALYST initiative. The purpose of the Lunar CATALYST is to encourage the development of U.S. private sector robotic lunar landers, and this initiative is being executed by means of no-funds-exchanged Space Act Agreements with U.S. private sector partners.

During the event, members of the media also will have the opportunity to tour the Morpheus hangar and visit the autonomous landing and hazard avoidance technology, or ALHAT, hazard field. In addition, engineers and technicians with NASA’s Swamp Works laboratory will provide a robotics demonstration adjacent to the hazard field.

Media should arrive at Kennedy’s Press Site by 1:30 p.m. for transportation to the event. U.S. media without Kennedy accreditation must apply by noon, Thursday, Oct. 30. International media accreditation for the event is closed.

Two forms of government-issued identification are required to receive a badge, one with a photograph such as a driver’s license or passport. Badges will be available for pickup at the Kennedy Badging Office, located on State Road 405 east of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Hours for the Kennedy Badging Office are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Journalists needing accreditation should apply online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

To attend the event, news media representatives must be dressed in full-length pants, flat shoes that entirely cover the feet, and shirts with sleeves.

For more information about Lunar CATALYST, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/lunarcatalyst

For more information about Moon Express, visit:

http://www.moonexpress.com

 

 

SpaceRef staff editor.