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"On the Gateway, America and its partners will prepare to transit deep space, testing new technologies and systems as we build the infrastructure to support missions to the surface of the Moon and prepare for the epochal mission to Mars", the agency said.

Draper, a research and development company, is one of nine private US firms participating in NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Service (CLPS) initiative, competing for a share of up to $2.6 billion over the next 10 years to deliver experiments to the lunar surface.

Mr Bridenstine said NASA would buy the service and let private industry work out the details on getting there.

Private companies - instead of NASA - will lead the race back to the moon, with launch target dates set for 2019 - the 50 anniversary of the first manned moon landing.

NASA's InSight spacecraft to attempt to land on Mars on November 26.

The Trump administration sees the moon as an opportunity to test technologies as well as new strategies that could reduce the price tag for trips to space, and jump-start new commercial companies.

"We are excited to partner with these incredible companies at the dawn of a new era of lunar and solar system exploration", stated Moon Express founder & CEO, Bob Richards.

"When I was a little kid, there were humans on the surface of the moon, and right after they landed, they put up a science experiment: aluminum foil", Zurbuchen said.

'We'll leverage commercial capabilities for these small payload deliveries, and CLPS missions will play an important role in our expanding and sustainable lunar exploration strategy'.

'Using these services, the agency will accelerate a robotic return to Moon, with upcoming missions targeted for two to three years earlier than previously planned, ' NASA has previously said. "We call it the McCandless Lunar Lander", Hopkins said. Rather, they likened the effort to high-risk, high-reward bets by venture capital investors.

Earlier this year, NASA cancelled its only robotic vehicle under development to explore the surface of the Moon, known as the Resource Prospector (RP) mission.

Meanwhile, NASA is planning to go back to the moon too and has recently partnered with nine private firms to help it achieve its goal.

Bridenstine confirmed he ordered safety reviews of SpaceX and Boeing, another NASA contractor, after Musk smoked on the podcast, but he said that was always the plan.

Before NASA returns humans to the moon, however, the space agency plans to send an array of scientific payloads - science experiments, in other words - to the lunar surface.

After the September 6 incident, Bridenstine said he "had a number of conversations" with the SpaceX founder and believes "you won't be seeing that again".

The move is part of NASA's goal of sending people to the Moon in the next decade, for the first time since the Apollo era of the 1960s and '70s.

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