Tuesday, April 22, 2008

NASA Selects Andrews Space for Lunar Lander Contract

Seattle - Andrews Space, Inc. has announced it sign a contract with NASA to conduct research and development related to Altair, NASA’s Constellation Lunar Module.

Andrews Space is one of five companies selected for the design study phase of the agency's Constellation Lunar Lander concept. Other's awarded include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Odyssey. Headquartered in Seattle, Andrews will perform their study at field offices in Huntsville and Houston.

Under NASA JSC’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 to deliver four crew members to the lunar surface before the end of the next decade. 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, 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.

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