Join us for the next American Astronautical Society
“Future in Space” online discussion:

Human Landing System: Putting Boots Back on the Moon

Thursday, June 11 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern

FREE – No registration required!

On April 30, three US companies were selected to design and develop human landing systems for NASA’s Artemis program aiming to allow sustainable moon exploration as early as 2024. The three prime contractors – Blue Origin, Dynetics, and SpaceX – each have strikingly different architectures for their proposals. In this AAS Future in Space Hangout, our host, Tony Darnell, will discuss the various approaches with the lead from each contractor, digging in to find out why they went the way they did, why they think theirs is the best, and more. Join us!


  • Tony Darnell, host and moderator
  • John Couluris, HLS Program Manager, Blue Origin
  • Nick Cummings, Director of Advanced Development for Civil Space, SpaceX
  • Robert Wright, Deputy Division Manager, Space Systems, Dynetics

This American Astronautical Society “Future in Space” online session is available for FREE and attendees have the ability to submit questions to the speakers. This session continues our discussions of the science needs, programs, risks, and challenges in missions to support the human lunar exploration.


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