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Boeing wants to get to the moon in as few steps as possible

[2019.11.07, Thu 23:05] Boeing submitted a proposal to NASA for a human lander concept that would deliver astronauts to the moon in the fewest steps possible. "Using the lift capability of NASA's Space Launch System Block 1B, we have developed a 'Fewest Steps to the Moon' approach that minimizes mission complexity, while offering the safest and most direct path to the lunar surface," said Jim Chilton, senior vice president of Space and Launch for Boeing Defense, Space & Security, in the announcement. The lander's technologies would be based on the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. Boeing successfully tested the Starliner crew capsule for the first time on Monday, November 4. While Boeing is aiming for fewer steps to the moon, SpaceX has similar goals for its moon missions, but also with a focus on getting to the moon the cheapest way. Digital Trends reached out to Boeing to find out how much its HLS proposal would cost, but we haven't yet received a response. In 2014, NASA selected SpaceX and Boeing to work with its Commercial Crew Program.
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