As part of NASA's big Moon 2024 push, NASA has awarded 3 private contractors with development funds to begin development of their respective lunar landers. These lunar landers are intended to launch separately from the Orion crew capsule. Crew will meet up with the lunar landers in lunar orbit and then bring astronauts from lunar [...]
NASA is still on a big Moon 2024 push and they want to get astronauts on the surface of the Moon. On April 30, 2020 they announced three big lunar lander contracts for their upcoming Moon 2024 crewed missions. See details about the contracts here!
Since 2012, Elon Musk's company, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. otherwise known as SpaceX, has been providing cargo delivery services for NASA as part of their Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contracts to the International Space Station after the end of the Space Shuttle era. However, the bar has been raised and SpaceX is now contracted to fly similar missions with critical pressurized & unpressurized cargo to NASA's planned lunar orbiting space station called Gateway under their new Gateway Logistics Services (GLS) contract.
The Bigelow Aerospace B330 is an inflatable habitat that Bigelow wants to send to outer space to make it easier to build structures as fast as possible.