Deep-Space Exploration Requires Habitats, And NASA's On It
The cost for the project is estimated to be around $65 million from 2016 to 2017.By Lindsey Pulse | August 11, 2016
NASA has partnered with six U.S. companies to make livable habitats on Mars.
The agency announced Tuesday the second part of its Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships, or NextSTEP, program to advance deep-space exploration and development.
The six partners will have approximately 24 months to develop prototypes of "deep space habitats" where humans can live and work for months or years at a time on the red planet.