Aerospace company Boeing has proposed NASA a project of a system of landing people on the lunar surface with a minimum number of stages, without changing rockets and a transition station.
NASA is currently accepting offers fromprivate space corporations as part of the Artemis lunar landing program, which involves the delivery of astronauts to the surface of the satellite. The agency plans to use the Orion capsule on the SLS rocket, docked with the lunar orbital station, to which astronauts must go to go to surface.
However, Boeing offers to dock immediately with"Orion" to land the crew directly to the surface of the moon. In addition, the project will allow the astronauts to launch and launch back to the station using one pre-equipped rocket without additional transition stages.
According to the developers of the system, it minimizes the number of stages, which reduces the complexity of the flight and provides the safest and shortest path to the surface of the satellite.
In addition to plans for the development of space bodies, Boeing wants to release a flying premium car.