Masten and PISCES selected for NASA STTR Phase 1 grant

Masten and PISCES selected for NASA STTR Phase 1 grant

Above: Sintered basalt tiles produced by PISCES. Masten Space Systems together with PISCES has been awarded a NASA STTR Phase 1 grant of up to $125,000 to develop a low-energy, additive construction method for the moon and Mars. When humans go back to the moon, they...
Basalt Tile Tested for Launchpad by Masten Space Systems

Basalt Tile Tested for Launchpad by Masten Space Systems

Above: A 12” x 12” sintered basalt tile created at PISCES was tested as a launchpad material last month. Photo: Masten Space Systems. Last month a sintered basalt tile made at PISCES underwent preliminary testing as a launch and landing pad base material. Masten Space...
NASA Selects Commercial Lunar Lander Partners

NASA Selects Commercial Lunar Lander Partners

Conceptual drawing of the Moon Express MX-1 Lander. Credit: Moon Express, Inc. FROM NASA: NASA announced Wednesday the selection of three U.S. companies to negotiate no-funds exchanged partnership agreements with the agency to advance lander capabilities that will...