US returns to the Moon.
NASA will reveal a new "Moon partnership" with US companies on Thursday at 2pm. ET, a space agent said in a blog post. Partnering with private companies is the next step for US long-term studies and exploration of the Moon and Mars, the space agency said.
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine will make the announcement, which will be broadcast live on the agency's website.
This blog post is very thin on details, but Bridenstine offered some clues in a tweet earlier this week, saying the US was heading to the Moon "faster than you think."
The news came just days after NASA landedon the surface of Mars. Solar-powered landers, the eighth NASA spacecraft landing on the planet, have been sent from the surface of Mars.