The SpaceX human lander design is a single-stage solution with Starship, their fully reusable launch and landing system designed for travel to the Moon, Mars and beyond. The proposal included an in-space propellent transfer demonstration and uncrewed test landing.
The Starship will have an elevator pulley system to take the astronaut to the surface.
The SN4 Starship prototype should fly in May to 150 meters.
The SN5 Starship prototype should fly late in May or in June to 12-mile-high (20 kilometers).
.@BlueOrigin is the prime contractor for the “National Team” that includes @LockheedMartin, @northropgrumman and @DraperLab. The team’s design is a three-stage lander that harnesses the proven spaceflight heritage of each team. pic.twitter.com/PU2u2LF2kN
— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) April 30, 2020
SOURCES – Marcus House, Scott Manley, NASA, SpaceX
Written by Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com
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