What Will NASA’s Lunar Gateway Habitat Look Like?

When: 3 p.m. EST on October 31, 2019

Description:  A critical part of NASA’s plan to get to Mars and the Moon include the development and construction of a gateway that will support lunar and Mars exploration in the coming years.  The technology and experience gained building and using the gateway will offer a major improvement to our current space capabilities. One crucial module on the gateway is the habitat that will house human beings.  NASA contractor Northrop-Grumman is tasked with designing and building the gateway habitat, tune in for our discussion and learn about the capabilities and status of this important component of human space exploration.


  • Tony Darnell, Founder, Deep Astronomy (Moderator)
  • Rick Mastracchio, Senior Director Operations Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (NGIS), Former Astronaut
  • Jon Olansen, Gateway Production Manager, NASA JSC
  • Stephen Robinson, Director, Habitats Optimized for Missions of Exploration (HOME), Space Technology Research Institute for Deep Space Habitat Design, UC Davis, Former Astronaut

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