An artist’s conception shows Xplore’s Xcraft probe making its way to the moon. (Xplore Illustration)
Seattle-based Xplore says it’s joining forces with Houston-based Nanoracks to create low-cost rideshare opportunities for payloads heading for the moon, Mars and other destinations beyond Earth orbit.
The partnership takes advantage of the commercial approach to deep-space exploration that’s being pioneered at NASA under Administrator Jim Bridenstine, said Lisa Rich, Xplore’s chief operating officer and co-founder.
“We’re the perfect fit for Bridenstine’s goal of NASA being one partner of many partners,” she told GeekWire today.
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