NASA hopes 11 companies will help it go back to the moon by 2024
They will assist in both design and prototypes for refueling, transfers, and more
Among the biggest names are Boeing, Blue Origin, and SpaceX
The companies will split $45 million in this stage according to NASA
NASA has selected nearly a dozen companies to help design spacecraft that will bring humans back to the moon, including a woman for the first time.
According to NASA, throughout the next six months, the selected partners, which include some of the biggest names is aerospace engineering, will work to design various elements of its upcoming Artemis mission slated for 2024.
As a part of the mission, NASA plans to begin building a space station called 'Gateway' which will act as a waypoint for astronauts exploring the moon.
The station will begin construction in the next few years, and will eventually be launched into lunar orbit.