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DETROIT, May 27, 2021 ~ General Motors and Lockheed Martin are partnering to develop the next generation of lunar vehicles to transport astronauts on the surface of the Moon.
“This alliance brings together powerhouse innovation from both companies to make a transformative class of vehicles,” said Lockheed Martin Space Executive Vice President Rick Ambrose. “These next-generation rovers will dramatically extend the range of astronauts as they perform high-priority science investigations on the Moon that will ultimately impact humanity’s understanding of our place in the solar system.”
May 27th, 2021 ~ Vice President of Growth and Strategy for GM Defense talks on General Motors is partnering with Lockheed Martin to develop the next generation of electric lunar roving vehicles that will travel to the Moon.
Lockheed Martin will contribute to the team using its 50-year history working with NASA on human and robotic spacecraft, as well as planetary spacecraft.
GM will use their expertise in battery-electric technologies and autonomous technologies to facilitate safer and more efficient operations on the Moon.
“General Motors made history by applying advanced technologies and engineering to support the Lunar Rover Vehicle that the Apollo 15 astronauts drove on the Moon,” said General Motors Senior Vice President of Innovation and Growth Alan Wexler. “Working together with Lockheed Martin and their deep-space exploration expertise, we plan to support American astronauts on the Moon once again.”