Press Release

NASA Selects Andrews Space for Lunar Lander Contract

By SpaceRef Editor
April 21, 2008
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Andrews Space, Inc. (Andrews) announced today that it has signed a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to conduct research and development related to NASA’s Lunar Surface Access Module. The specific efforts focus on the Altair Lunar Lander, designed to transport humans back to the surface of the moon for the first time in half a century.

Under NASA Johnson Space Center’s Constellation Lunar Lander Development Study, Andrews will conduct a 210-day study to independently evaluate NASA’s in-house design concept for a Lunar Lander that will deliver four astronauts to the surface of the moon by 2020. Andrews will evaluate the current design, propose safety improvements and recommend industry-government partnering arrangements. “This is an exciting time for space exploration and development,” said Jason Andrews, President of Andrews Space. “Our dedicated team is driven to play an intricate part in pioneering space technology and advancement.”

Andrews Space is one of five prestigious companies selected for design study of the Lunar Lander craft. Other contract awardees include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Odyssey. Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Andrews will leverage its field offices in Huntsville, AL and Houston, TX to execute this contract.

About the Company:

Andrews Space, Inc. is a privately-held business founded in 1999 to be a catalyst in the commercialization and development of space. The company is a best value integrator of aerospace systems, developer of advanced aerospace products and technologies, and provider of innovative technical solutions.

SpaceRef staff editor.