SpaceX Starship to land NASA Astronauts on the Moon!

18 Th04, 2021
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NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and the agency has selected #SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface. At least one of those astronauts will make history as the first woman on the Moon. Another goal of the Artemis program includes landing the first person of color on the lunar surface.
The agency’s powerful Space Launch System rocket will launch four astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft for their multi-day journey to lunar orbit. There, two crew members will transfer to the SpaceX human landing system (HLS) for the final leg of their journey to the surface of the Moon. After approximately a week exploring the surface, they will board the lander for their short trip back to orbit where they will return to Orion and their colleagues before heading back to Earth.
The firm-fixed price, milestone-based contract total award value is $2.89 billion.
#NASA #olhzn2MT

  • Space X rules

    rob wellsrob wells10 ngày trước
  • Hope this time it’s going to be for real

    A CanadianA Canadian22 ngày trước
  • The bad thing is that a lot of people will still remember the exploding test Starships when they land on the moon. :)

    JM2019JM201924 ngày trước
  • What about men's and women's restrooms. You know, Diversity and Inclusion.

    Nothing to see hereNothing to see here24 ngày trước
  • Incredible that a company owned by the richest man in the world, would even think to ask for advance payments. If Blue Origin wants to compete for any of the future HLS contracts, they'd better learn that the "good old boy" network of doing business with NASA, involving highly inflated cost-plus contracts with significant delays and cost over-runs, is not happening anymore.

    Martian ManhunterMartian Manhunter24 ngày trước
  • He who can does... he who can’t teaches... I think Elon has proven he can!

    BrianBrian25 ngày trước
  • i think spaceX is the best choice for first missions whether in crewed or uncrewed form just the cargo capacity of starship to the moon would cut down costs significantly

    bigpodbigpod25 ngày trước
  • Who's fulfilling their contracts with ISS? SpaceX is the only one getting their Crew Dragon and Cargo Dragon to ISS.

    WebsitedrWebsitedr26 ngày trước
  • Its a good choice though perhaps risky too. I think one interesting advantage might be that a mars expedition by nasa might become a much more likely possibilty if they become confident with how the moon goes.

    waxeggoilwaxeggoil26 ngày trước
  • 2.9$ billion wasted on something that will not benefit man/womankind at all. 2.7$billion spent on the last mars trip, which included 85$million on their drone. 85$million on a small flying machine, ridicules'. Spend this kind of money making our own world better so we don't have to look elsewhere.

    dean masondean mason27 ngày trước
  • I wish my clients gave me hundreds of millions of $ do make a proposal... The government, so generous with our money.

    Digital Nomad on FIRE PodcastDigital Nomad on FIRE Podcast27 ngày trước
  • Poo Origin had no chance, they haven't even launched a dog into space at this point.

    Digital Nomad on FIRE PodcastDigital Nomad on FIRE Podcast27 ngày trước
  • Take some of the money blown on the military budget and put it into the moon project.....Simple :)))))

    Bazza De BearBazza De Bear27 ngày trước
  • Why can’t: Spacex Luna Lander take off and in LEO. One or two of the refuelers bring two rockets connected to fuel tanks attach them to the crew/cargo part of the starship. Then Starship takes it to the moon. Once in orbit of the moon the crew/cargo starship detaches from the Starship and uses the external rockets to land. starship returns to LEO or if it is there the lunar station. there you have a permanent moon base and a truck to bring stuff out from Earth. The external self contained rockets would be like the Dynetics Alpaca! Now you have a TRUCK that can haul stuff back and forth to and from the moon and you are using the spacex moon rockets rather than having them sit on the moon all the time. You have a moon habitat that you don't need an elevator to get in and out of and the strap on rockets can run on hydrogen and oxygen.

    Otis BossOtis Boss27 ngày trước
  • Lunar Starship is by itself a moon base with several levels, lots of room for doing all kinds of science. So NASA doesn't have to build a separate base. There is a height issue, but I think spacex can make a lift that works on the moon. But imagine if Starship could detach from the lower half, leaving all the unnecessary fuel tanks and engins on lunar orbit and only land the top half with those side mounted engins. Maybe in 2121?

    Sr HSr H27 ngày trước
  • Looks like a rocket landing from an old B movie.

    samuel nelsonsamuel nelson27 ngày trước
  • Hope it turns out good for both Nasa and SpaceX. But Musk has a history of over promising and under delivering.

    Sam JonesSam Jones27 ngày trước
  • Blue Origin needs to get its ass out there and fail a bit. SpaceX is fast and is willing to fail to learn. You have heard thousands of times those axioms that you need to fail and get up again, blah blah. Well, SpaceX is the real deal and accepts a fire ball in south Texas can be useful. Well, they can now say that on the moon nearly 2023 or even earlier.

    ludgatecircus15ludgatecircus1528 ngày trước
  • 2:57 Incorrect. Blue Origin was the most expensive proposal, then Dynetics and then SpaceX

    Retro ReaktorRetro Reaktor28 ngày trước
    • Blue Origin had cut the amount they were asking for (then wanted some of it upfront) and Dynetics increased theirs for some reason. A bunch of baffling moves.

      Tabula RasaTabula Rasa25 ngày trước
  • There was no second option during the Apollo missions. Grumman did the Landers no one else. You don't a second option that's just a waste of money

    hawkdslhawkdsl28 ngày trước
  • "To the Moon, Alice, to the Moon!!!" Super Congratulations to Space X - "let's go"!

    Guy NorthGuy North28 ngày trước
  • You can get the update and the update and the other is a great time to be there for the first

    Jessie OwenJessie Owen28 ngày trước
  • I guess its gives NASA the option to cancel the SLS and just go with Spacex the whole way.

    johnlisarow43johnlisarow4328 ngày trước
  • Blue Moon is still great !

    Jolinar SeteshJolinar Setesh28 ngày trước
  • How many times will SpaceX lunar lander will fail?

    S JS J28 ngày trước
  • Poor choice, I think this tin can could very easily tip over if it's landing site is not flat!

    Denis EloDenis Elo28 ngày trước
  • Redundancy is needed. Cost over potential lives lost is wrong.

    SennmutSennmut28 ngày trước
  • Someday Boeing is the reason they picked spacex.

    Steven AndrewsSteven Andrews28 ngày trước
  • We are going to dumb down Starship, that can do the whole job, to give SLS a purpose?

    Ernie EmersonErnie Emerson29 ngày trước
  • It was worth to wait. Great Video!!! Thanks!

    Luigi R. BedinLuigi R. Bedin29 ngày trước
  • SpaceX seems to be showing much more postive development, and maybe they are the only ones that could actually do this - and cost effectively. I mean, look at the recurring sucesses with the Starlink missions...

    Mark CrowellMark Crowell29 ngày trước
  • SpaceX continually proves that they can deliver on budget and this is increasingly being recognized by NASA and others. What amazing times we live in!

    John HowardJohn Howard29 ngày trước
  • As the saying goes, "Doge to the Moon"

    Luke MelcherLuke Melcher29 ngày trước
  • I haven't seen them if they exist, but I'd LOVE a weekly video recapping the recent events in our space journey's, and a recap of upcoming events. Please? Thanks.

    Jeff FeltesJeff Feltes29 ngày trước
  • I think spacex is the future for all space travel. I think in the coming years you will see spacex technology used more and more. Elon has already pushed the automotive industry to new horizons.

    Cody CampbellCody Campbell29 ngày trước
  • Great vid Tory, love your channel!

    Andrew LathemAndrew Lathem29 ngày trước
  • SpaceX FTW! Go Elon and team!

    dadab0ydadab0y29 ngày trước
  • Thank goodness they picked SpaceX! Their Starship has enormous mission potential beyond just the moon. The Blue Origin and Dynetics lander would be limited to Moon operations only. The Starship has the potential to go anywhere in the Solar System. This $2B is an investment in human presence in space, not just the moon; because they picked SpaceX.

    Scott PayneScott Payne29 ngày trước
  • I have a hard time understanding where SLS is needed anymore? Why not launch a crew to Lunar StarShip with a Dragon while still in Earth orbit and then launch it to Moon?

    Kaj LuukkoKaj Luukko29 ngày trước
    • And if a Lunar gateway is needed, leaving one Lunar Starship in orbit around the moon should do the job.

      Kaj LuukkoKaj Luukko29 ngày trước
  • This decision is going to impact the space industry for decades to come. Everyone looks at Starship providing a low cost to get 100 tons to orbit (potentially $2M per launch). But that price would only be achievable once SpaceX covers the development cost of the Starship and Super Heavy. NASA funding a large portion of that development is going to make the low price to orbit a reality a lot sooner. Think of it this way, nobody in the Space Industry has even caught up to what SpaceX was doing 6 years ago, landing and reusing rocket boosters. New Glenn will be an improvement on the Falcon 9, but will be obsolete once Starship makes orbit later this year. All of the commercial and government launch providers have not even adapted to partial reusability and SpaceX will likely be going full reuse by 2022. In short, this changes everything as nobody will be able to catch up for many years to come. And who knows what SpaceX will be doing by then?

    Timothy CrystalTimothy Crystal29 ngày trước
  • Pretty unexpected but a big factor I think is that SpaceX has flown these things, whereas the others are just mockups.

    CptMclarenCptMclaren29 ngày trước
  • come for the clever video - stay for the entertaining outtakes :)

    David NickersonDavid Nickerson29 ngày trước
  • As other people said SpaceX is going to at least orbit the Moon on their own. But having options is a good policy as well. I wondered what about others like ULA and Boeing could do.

    Walter LyzohubWalter Lyzohub29 ngày trước
  • SpaceX is based on cost efficiency and performance. Which is a new revelation for NASA but most welcome!

    Steve ClauterSteve Clauter29 ngày trước
  • Love the bloopers, my most favorite things about movies, TV shows and the willingness to release such things to be more "candid camera" esce...

    Damian StrengthDamian Strength29 ngày trước
  • it's nice to have the contract but when are they going to build something that doesn't blow up on landing?

    Jeff DJeff D29 ngày trước
  • 100% the right decision, if you read the documents, it just shows how many holes BO and Dyanetics had in their designs. SpaceX was actually the most mature and well thought out plan.

    hustler onehustler one29 ngày trước
  • It's interesting how things have changed. Just a few years ago SpaceX was complaining that NASA was giving Boeing unfair favoritism, now the shoe's on the other foot as people complain that SpaceX is receiving unfair favoritism. I think going with SpaceX is good, but I agree that redundancy should be a priority.

    ballroomscottballroomscott29 ngày trước
    • In Britain, "redundancy" is what happens to people when they lose their jobs. Right now, BO and Boeing have made redundancy their top priority.

      Peter SmithPeter Smith17 ngày trước
  • As Nasa include pizza delivery in this price tag.

    Alain Isabelle de MontréalAlain Isabelle de Montréal29 ngày trước
  • SPACEX +++++++++++

    Joe CazanaJoe Cazana29 ngày trước
  • This exploding trashcan is going nowhere.

    Daclaem TothDaclaem Toth29 ngày trước
  • At last NASA has made a visionary decision. I think that in choosing Space X they are also choosing a ticket to Mars. At last some courage from NASA

    Graeme SandstromGraeme Sandstrom29 ngày trước
  • It's a "no duh! " decision from nasa

    Slim EssidSlim Essid29 ngày trước
  • 2,941,394,557 AND 97 cents! dont forget the 97 cents!

    iCEetMarneiCEetMarne29 ngày trước
  • best spending of tax payer money ever

    Basketball Coach AllenBasketball Coach Allen29 ngày trước
  • Outtake included? Awesome 👍. I think I like being right, in so far as I said SpaceX would land on the Moon before landing on Mars. Way to go, SpaceX team.

    Kenneth OttoKenneth Otto29 ngày trước
  • So what you're saying is, NASA isn't sending astronauts from earth to the moon on starship... But Spacex could just add a few people??!? Lol

    MonkeyDKSMonkeyDKS29 ngày trước
  • Blue origin would still be testing New Glenn while SpaceX in on the moon...

    C DubsC Dubs29 ngày trước
    • Lol! Thanks for pointing that out! Although now it kinda looks like I’m a little paranoid schizophrenic 😳😜

      C DubsC Dubs28 ngày trước
  • Love your videos!

    Marc Grau RibasMarc Grau Ribas29 ngày trước
  • Let's be honest, SpaceX has the real motivation to work on a lunar lander as their ultimate is to go for mars. Whereas, for other its just a business opportunity in space sector

    ScienceTodayScienceToday29 ngày trước
    • Exactly, its a means to an end, not the end itself.

      Peter SmithPeter Smith17 ngày trước
  • Can the lunar starship return to earth given it hasn't got the flaps? At some point in between surface missions

    Trent harrisonTrent harrison29 ngày trước
    • Lunar starship doesn't return to earth. It only returns to low earth orbit to refuel or make an emergency escape from the moon.

      DefendmoonDefendmoon29 ngày trước
  • Yes it is a gud decision to select spacex

    sunny kiskusunny kisku29 ngày trước
  • @overlook Horizon, May I know the name of the software or the simulator used at 6:40? Thanks

    My Hope and SalvationMy Hope and Salvation29 ngày trước
  • 30 meters above the moon surface shouldn't be a problem, with a budget of 2.9 billion its hard to imagine that Space X will have a difficulty of designing an arrestor hook to anchor the Starship on the ground after landing.

    MZDS zoneMZDS zone29 ngày trước
  • This was the best choice for NASA to take, since SpaceX has the most experience in the whole launch industry, after the Russians with their Soyuz.

    Hicham MohsenHicham Mohsen29 ngày trước
  • They can't land on earth never mind the moon!

    ScotchEggScotchEgg29 ngày trước
  • I don't know how Starship is supposed to land on uneven dirt terrain! That thing looks like it'll tip over at any moment... 😬

    JoJoJoJo29 ngày trước
    • @slashd By the time they go to the moon(if they do...) you will see a significantly different design. SpaceX was rushing along, part of their win strategy-if they have something that (almost) flies, even if it doesn't fly as high as United Airlines, that will give NASA a 'technical' reason to award the contract to the lowest bidder

      vin jazzvin jazz29 ngày trước
    • Agreed!

      slashdslashd29 ngày trước
  • It's cool that we are going back to the moon and on to mars and all that but the costs are soooooo huge. Every launch is a cost, but that cost can also be used to develop some undeveloped parts of the world. That's the disadvantage.

    Kwasi SBKwasi SB29 ngày trước
  • NASA should have its own dollar printer

    Roberto Quiroga BarrazaRoberto Quiroga Barraza29 ngày trước
  • Remember how everyone hoped it to be Dynetics and the "high risk, high reward" starship option. Seems like it flipped

    Jum perJum per29 ngày trước
  • What do you mean "specific", they didn't even specify the cents!

    KelkschizKelkschiz29 ngày trước
  • The key point is reusable and hence lower price.

    p sp s29 ngày trước
  • Most have missed the real reason Spacex won. It is pretty hard to tease out just with the announcement, but what NASA has been saying since the Obama Administration is that they want to be one customer among many. Redundancy yes, but not as the sole source of that. Spacex was the only bid that had an actual commercial prospect outside of NASA. That was what the Data set was all about in the BO bid. If NASA is going to let you keep your IP you cannot justify limiting our data access if we are your sole customer.

    Jude DornischJude Dornisch29 ngày trước
  • Given there's still plenty of starlink sats to send into orbit, I assume starship will cut it's teeth towards human rating during these missions

    AntichrysAntichrys29 ngày trước
  • I think this journey too long ,I just want you to never get old ❤️

    Aditya PatelAditya Patel29 ngày trước
  • This is a political muscle flexing exercise against China and Russia, in an attempt to win the Moon race, and nothing else. GO SPACEX.

    steve5090406steve509040629 ngày trước
  • I hope they'll make wider landing legs on that TALL contraption. Else I'll have nightmares about the Leaning Tower of Pisa on the Moon 😱

    FrobardFrobard29 ngày trước
    • @Frobard I deleted and blocked the reply you received from "Overlook Horizon". That was someone impersonating me and spamming my channel. :-(

      Overlook HorizonOverlook Horizon28 ngày trước
    • @Bankless Hello, I'm probably too old and stupid so I didn't understand your reply 😊 Just to clarify: I do love watching your videos and I do love SpaceX's space adventures and I want them to succeed. I do wish the Starship will succeed too but to be honest I think it's a rather weird contraption. If you wish to go to Mars, a spaceship more like the one used in the Netflix TV series Away would be more appropriate in my humble opinion. They have a rotating part of the ship which creates some artificial gravity for the crew. I'd like to have that if I were an astronaut 🐱‍🚀 Anyway, keep up the good work! On Thursday I'll bite my nails again watching the Crew-2 mission. Cheers from Sweden, Anders

      FrobardFrobard28 ngày trước
    • I am a SpaceX lover, but I agree. I do not know how they are going to do it, but it makes nervous.

      ludgatecircus15ludgatecircus1528 ngày trước
  • Excellent video. Tired from a night shift, I whooped with joy at hearing the news. SpaceX can do it, NASA made the bold and right choice. We are going to see a futuristic “Tintin” rocket land on the moon, not a repeat of 1960s tech costing billions more. Bring it on!

    FramrykFramryk29 ngày trước
  • now wait for the american gov members with fingers in the pie to kick up about it..they dont give a fig for the human race going foward ( just how much money they can get out of the system for themselves ) trouble is they paint the really good members of the gov with the same targets

    allan churmallan churm29 ngày trước
  • Aye ....

    Anita W.Anita W.29 ngày trước
  • Maybe Starship has to be a little bigger?

    David MacPheeDavid MacPhee29 ngày trước
    • @Peter Smith"Beam me up Scotty"

      David MacPheeDavid MacPhee16 ngày trước
    • I read the successor to StarShip will be twice the diameter, so 4 times the mass and volume to orbit. But one thing at a time ...

      Peter SmithPeter Smith17 ngày trước
  • There will another Starship, Starship Depot which will in space forever, unlike Starship Tankers.

    Indra GunawanIndra Gunawan29 ngày trước
  • So it really comes down to landing gear and refueling in Space. Money has that covered with Super geeks

    David MacPheeDavid MacPhee29 ngày trước
  • Well we have a gazillion elevators in our city's so fitting them into SpaceX craft should be possible

    David MacPheeDavid MacPhee29 ngày trước
  • The flip maneuver necessary for the SpaceX craft just prior to landing seems very dangerous. The height of the craft standing on its tail seems inherently unstable.

    VideoDreamerVideoDreamer29 ngày trước
  • Great job. Master the moon. Mars is crazy hard. Moon needs people. Really smart people are hard to find and what better temptation is there than to reach for the moon?

    David MacPheeDavid MacPhee29 ngày trước
    • I think that students will want to go in this direction because they are sort of turned on by it and feel it is the future

      David MacPheeDavid MacPhee29 ngày trước
    • Beam me down Scotty

      David MacPheeDavid MacPhee29 ngày trước
    • The crafts have to land in gravity wells super safe

      David MacPheeDavid MacPhee29 ngày trước
  • Wait so im confused whats the the difference between these three and sls/orion. I thought sls was going to the moon

    Tyler DanielsTyler Daniels29 ngày trước
    • @Overlook Horizon ohhhhhhhh yeah i forgot about gateway hahaha now it makes sense😂

      Tyler DanielsTyler Daniels27 ngày trước
    • They will meet in lunar orbit. Astronauts transfer from Orion to Starship in lunar orbit, then only Starship lands. After... Starship returns astronauts to Orion in lunar orbit and they return to Earth on Orion.

      Overlook HorizonOverlook Horizon27 ngày trước
    • @Overlook Horizon wait now im more confused. Starship is going to land orion?

      Tyler DanielsTyler Daniels27 ngày trước
    • SLS and the Orion capsule will indeed take astronauts to the moon, but it can't land by itself. It needs a lander, which is what this is about.

      Overlook HorizonOverlook Horizon29 ngày trước
  • Absolutely the right decision. All other options are dead ends and dead money, Starship has a future, the others are just disposable tin cans. It really comes down to do you want a viable space program, or a job creation scheme. This time team space won over team pork.

    Stuart NethercliftStuart Netherclift29 ngày trước
  • Plot twist: those dollars are for drinks

    Imię NazwiskoImię Nazwisko29 ngày trước
  • If I was an astronaut I would be happier in either of the other two designs. In the Spacex design I would be constantly worrying that it was going to fall over as it is so tall.

    harroman42harroman4229 ngày trước
    • If u are an astronauts u don't need to worry, because going to space is already a risk.

      Immanuel GeorgeImmanuel George20 ngày trước
    • @vin jazz how many times we need to tell you that these are prototypes and not final starships. Look up the falcon 9 prototypes and you can see how different they looked and that they are now landing most of the times.

      DefendmoonDefendmoon29 ngày trước
    • Just like the last 4 starships....

      vin jazzvin jazz29 ngày trước
    • I wonder if a human could simply push it over with the low gravity.

      newsgetsoldnewsgetsold29 ngày trước
  • I want a full lunar lander rethink, use AU shell, 4 VacRapt motors, added fuel as cargo, horizontal landing or tipping legs. Ro Ro cargo, wheels on legs, dragon nosecone! @elonmusk @marsbeyond @DJSnM @MarcusHouse @Erdayastronaut @FelixSchlang @spaceXcentric

    Dan AptedDan Apted29 ngày trước
  • Given amount of payload on Starship they could have few elevators and maybe ladder

    Imię NazwiskoImię Nazwisko29 ngày trước
  • I think that SpaceX will go to the Moon in 2022 long before NASA needs them to be there

    Seeker_Of_KnowledgeSeeker_Of_Knowledge29 ngày trước
  • moon don't regenerate

    replicareplica29 ngày trước
  • Now I'm waiting to hear what Common Sense Skeptic has to say.

    kpkndusakpkndusa29 ngày trước
    • @Jimjim Sandburg Too late, they already destroyed it.

      kpkndusakpkndusa29 ngày trước
    • We must not allow the Klingons nor the Romulans to reach Mars before us Earthlings.

      Jimjim SandburgJimjim Sandburg29 ngày trước
  • Good luck with that, do they even have a demonstration of the crane which will be needed to get to the ground ? We won't be getting back to the moon in this decade now ...

    censor tubecensor tube29 ngày trước
    • Yes they do, they built a prototype of it as a requirement. Its crazy that people are more concerned about a simple pulley system or elevator when you're taking about a freaking spaceship.....

      hustler onehustler one29 ngày trước
  • They can make 588 starships with that contract award

    V SV S29 ngày trước
  • Those new legs remind me of the ITS legs from back in 2016

    Mortally ChallengedMortally Challenged29 ngày trước
  • With every launch of a new SN, every couple of weeks and that it launches are close to the Johnson Space Center. I can see why NASA chose SpaceX plus given their reputation already this doesn't come as a shock to me. But I would like to see Blue Origin get involved as well. Excellent Business strategy by SpaceX Bravo Zulu Elon.

    Jeremy CoxJeremy Cox29 ngày trước
  • What do you think In the long run, will international partners will contribute to Artemis?

    • @nagebenfro Which ironically makes it a bit harder to cancel. "Remember that Orion service module, we changed our mind, we don't need it anymore" ...

      Peter SmithPeter Smith17 ngày trước
    • We already are, at least a bit! :) The Orion service module will be built and paid for by the ESA.

      nagebenfronagebenfro28 ngày trước