Guests: John Batchelor, Eric Berger, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  NASA study awards for human lunar landers as part of the Artemis Return To The Moon Program. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce.  This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program,  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF ( note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.

John Batchelor and I welcomed Eric Berger of Ars Technica to discuss in detail the NASA study awards to the three teams of companies, Blue Origin, SpaceX and Dynetics, for landing humans on the Moon.  Eric discussed the plans for each company, the congressional requirement to get to the Moon or lunar orbit using SLS and Orion and more.  This program was a ten minute one segment Hotel Mars program.

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NASA recent award for new lunar contracts