NASA's Gateway Program

NASA's Gateway Program Gateway, a home away from home for @NASAArtemis astronauts returning to the lunar surface.

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One year ago, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration  and Japan finalized their partnership for lunar expl...
01/12/2022
NASA, JAXA Formalize Gateway Partnership for Artemis Program

One year ago, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Japan finalized their partnership for lunar exploration. JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) will make several contributions to Gateway’s I-HAB, including environmental control and life support system, batteries, thermal control, and imagery components, sustaining the heart of Gateway’s life support capabilities.

Learn more about NASA and Japan’s Gateway partnership:

NASA and the Government of Japan have finalized an agreement for the lunar Gateway, an orbiting outpost that commercial and international partners will build together.

Future NASA Astronauts home away from home.  The Gateway outpost orbiting the Moon will set the stage for a long-term hu...
01/11/2022

Future NASA Astronauts home away from home.

The Gateway outpost orbiting the Moon will set the stage for a long-term human presence on the lunar surface. It is paving the way for scientific investigations and deep space expeditions to places like Mars.

Future NASA Astronauts home away from home.

The Gateway outpost orbiting the Moon will set the stage for a long-term human presence on the lunar surface. It is paving the way for scientific investigations and deep space expeditions to places like Mars.

#FunFactFriday: The European Radiation Sensors Array, ESA - European Space Agency’s first payload flying on the Gateway,...
01/01/2022

#FunFactFriday: The European Radiation Sensors Array, ESA - European Space Agency’s first payload flying on the Gateway, will help provide an understanding of how to keep astronauts safe by monitoring the radiation exposure in Gateway’s unique orbit.

Learn more about ERSA: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/mini-weather-stations-on-lunar-gateway-to-study-deep-space-environment

#FunFactFriday: The European Radiation Sensors Array, ESA - European Space Agency’s first payload flying on the Gateway, will help provide an understanding of how to keep astronauts safe by monitoring the radiation exposure in Gateway’s unique orbit.

Learn more about ERSA: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/mini-weather-stations-on-lunar-gateway-to-study-deep-space-environment

#FunFactFriday The Power and Propulsion Element’s combined propulsion system will make it the most powerful electric pro...
12/24/2021

#FunFactFriday The Power and Propulsion Element’s combined propulsion system will make it the most powerful electric propulsion spacecraft ever flown. The Power Propulsion Element will propel PPE and HALO from earth orbit to Gateway’s lunar orbit and maneuver Gateway around the Moon, opening more of the lunar surface for exploration. Image credit: Maxar Technologies

#FunFactFriday The Power and Propulsion Element’s combined propulsion system will make it the most powerful electric propulsion spacecraft ever flown. The Power Propulsion Element will propel PPE and HALO from earth orbit to Gateway’s lunar orbit and maneuver Gateway around the Moon, opening more of the lunar surface for exploration. Image credit: Maxar Technologies

In addition to critical batteries on HALO, Gateway international partner JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)  will...
12/14/2021

In addition to critical batteries on HALO, Gateway international partner JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) will contribute several capabilities to the International Habitation module. These capabilities include environmental control & life support systems, thermal control, and imagery components, which will be integrated into the module by ESA - European Space Agency prior to launch.

In addition to critical batteries on HALO, Gateway international partner JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) will contribute several capabilities to the International Habitation module. These capabilities include environmental control & life support systems, thermal control, and imagery components, which will be integrated into the module by ESA - European Space Agency prior to launch.

The Gateway family would like to recognize our Program Manager, Dan Hartman, for his amazing leadership in establishing ...
12/10/2021

The Gateway family would like to recognize our Program Manager, Dan Hartman, for his amazing leadership in establishing the Gateway Program. The Gateway will serve as a staging point for astronauts on their way to the lunar surface and as an outpost for unprecedented deep space science and technology investigations. Dan has been awarded one of the highest recognitions of career senior executives, The Presidential Rank Award. Congratulations, Dan!

Learn more about the PRA: https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2021/12/release-president-biden-selects-2021-presidential-rank-award-winners

The Gateway family would like to recognize our Program Manager, Dan Hartman, for his amazing leadership in establishing the Gateway Program. The Gateway will serve as a staging point for astronauts on their way to the lunar surface and as an outpost for unprecedented deep space science and technology investigations. Dan has been awarded one of the highest recognitions of career senior executives, The Presidential Rank Award. Congratulations, Dan!

Learn more about the PRA: https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2021/12/release-president-biden-selects-2021-presidential-rank-award-winners

How will we refuel in orbit around the Moon? This week, our program manager stopped by to see the development hardware o...
12/09/2021

How will we refuel in orbit around the Moon? This week, our program manager stopped by to see the development hardware of the refuelable attitude control system at NASA's Johnson Space Center as it is prepped for integrated testing in Europe.

Chemical prop lead Chris Radke and his team with the rig.

How will we refuel in orbit around the Moon? This week, our program manager stopped by to see the development hardware of the refuelable attitude control system at NASA's Johnson Space Center as it is prepped for integrated testing in Europe.

Chemical prop lead Chris Radke and his team with the rig.

The Gateway, a vital component of NASA Artemis, will support human exploration of the lunar surface and serve as a stagi...
12/06/2021

The Gateway, a vital component of NASA Artemis, will support human exploration of the lunar surface and serve as a staging point for deep space exploration.

Check out the new Gateway illustrations: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmQQTQAq

The Gateway, a vital component of NASA Artemis, will support human exploration of the lunar surface and serve as a staging point for deep space exploration.

Check out the new Gateway illustrations: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmQQTQAq

Want to learn all about our future NASA Artemis missions? Check our newest children’s book to see all of the #Artemis co...
12/03/2021
NASA: You Are Going

Want to learn all about our future NASA Artemis missions?
Check our newest children’s book to see all of the #Artemis components coming together, including the Gateway, NASA’s Orion Spacecraft , NASA's Space Launch System, NASA's Exploration Ground Systems, and more! Download a free digital copy here:

In this story, NASA invites you—a member of the Artemis Generation—to feel connected to each Artemis mission and discover all of the exciting possibilities of going to space.

#FunFactFriday: The first two elements of the Gateway, The Power & Propulsion Element and The Habitation and Logistics O...
11/26/2021

#FunFactFriday: The first two elements of the Gateway, The Power & Propulsion Element and The Habitation and Logistics Outpost, will launch together on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy with extended fairing.

#FunFactFriday: The first two elements of the Gateway, The Power & Propulsion Element and The Habitation and Logistics Outpost, will launch together on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy with extended fairing.

Progress Update: The Habitation and Logistics Outpost module fabrication is already in full swing with the primary struc...
11/23/2021

Progress Update: The Habitation and Logistics Outpost module fabrication is already in full swing with the primary structure welding on track to be completed in late 2021, followed by assembly of the module.

Progress Update: The Habitation and Logistics Outpost module fabrication is already in full swing with the primary structure welding on track to be completed in late 2021, followed by assembly of the module.

This week, team leaders met with international partner ESA - European Space Agency and concluded a successful preliminar...
11/19/2021

This week, team leaders met with international partner ESA - European Space Agency and concluded a successful preliminary design review for Gateway’s International Habitat (I-HAB), which will enhance Gateway capabilities for scientific research, life support systems and crew living quarters, enabling longer duration crewed Gateway missions. This review is one of the most important parts of the design and development phase of the module. Learn more about our international partners: https://go.nasa.gov/3HCyaUq.

This week, team leaders met with international partner ESA - European Space Agency and concluded a successful preliminary design review for Gateway’s International Habitat (I-HAB), which will enhance Gateway capabilities for scientific research, life support systems and crew living quarters, enabling longer duration crewed Gateway missions. This review is one of the most important parts of the design and development phase of the module. Learn more about our international partners: https://go.nasa.gov/3HCyaUq.

In their home away from home, crew visiting the Gateway will be able to live and conduct research comfortably in the Hab...
11/17/2021

In their home away from home, crew visiting the Gateway will be able to live and conduct research comfortably in the Habitation and Logistics Outpost or HALO provided by Northrop Grumman Corporation. The HALO is about the same size as a small studio apartment.

In their home away from home, crew visiting the Gateway will be able to live and conduct research comfortably in the Habitation and Logistics Outpost or HALO provided by Northrop Grumman Corporation. The HALO is about the same size as a small studio apartment.

“I was too young to see the first Moon landing, so I am looking forward to watching the next one with my kids. It’s very...
11/10/2021

“I was too young to see the first Moon landing, so I am looking forward to watching the next one with my kids. It’s very exciting to be contributing to the pathway to the future.”

Banu Kunas, Gateway Program integration manager for the Canadian Space Agency, shares her enthusiasm working on the #Canadarm3, Canada’s contribution to the Gateway.

Read more about her journey in joining the Canadian Space Agency and the international collaboration supporting the Gateway program: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/i-am-artemis-banu-kunas

“I was too young to see the first Moon landing, so I am looking forward to watching the next one with my kids. It’s very exciting to be contributing to the pathway to the future.”

Banu Kunas, Gateway Program integration manager for the Canadian Space Agency, shares her enthusiasm working on the #Canadarm3, Canada’s contribution to the Gateway.

Read more about her journey in joining the Canadian Space Agency and the international collaboration supporting the Gateway program: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/i-am-artemis-banu-kunas

#ICYMI: Jenny Lyons, deputy manager for NASA’s Deep Space Logistics Project at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, represented ...
11/08/2021

#ICYMI: Jenny Lyons, deputy manager for NASA’s Deep Space Logistics Project at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, represented Gateway at the Engineering Leadership talk at University of Central Florida. Pictured is Jenny with a group of engineering students holding a signed Gateway DSL flag that will fly in the first logistics module delivery vehicle.

#ICYMI: Jenny Lyons, deputy manager for NASA’s Deep Space Logistics Project at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, represented Gateway at the Engineering Leadership talk at University of Central Florida. Pictured is Jenny with a group of engineering students holding a signed Gateway DSL flag that will fly in the first logistics module delivery vehicle.

11/03/2021
Busek BHT-6000 Hall effect thruster.

The Power & Propulsion Element provided by Maxar is the initial building block of the Gateway, providing orbit maintenance around the Moon. This element will use roll out solar arrays and will generate power for the other Gateway modules.
(Image Credit: Maxar Technologies)

Last week, Sean Fuller, Gateway International Partner Manager, had the opportunity to speak with a broad international a...
11/01/2021

Last week, Sean Fuller, Gateway International Partner Manager, had the opportunity to speak with a broad international audience at #IAC2021. The global participation at this event, allowed NASA’s international partners, who will contribute to the Gateway lunar outpost, to collaborate on the status of the Gateway and plans for the design and development phase.

Last week, Sean Fuller, Gateway International Partner Manager, had the opportunity to speak with a broad international audience at #IAC2021. The global participation at this event, allowed NASA’s international partners, who will contribute to the Gateway lunar outpost, to collaborate on the status of the Gateway and plans for the design and development phase.

#ICYMI: The internal science package, called Internal Dosimeter Array, has been selected to fly inside the Habitation an...
10/25/2021

#ICYMI: The internal science package, called Internal Dosimeter Array, has been selected to fly inside the Habitation and Logistics Outpost.

“Flying this science payload on Gateway is a significant step toward enabling researchers and engineers to understand how well spacecraft can protect astronauts when they are living in deep space,” - Dina Contella, manager for Gateway Mission Integration and Utilization.

Learn more about IDA: https://go.nasa.gov/3pAovHF

#ICYMI: The internal science package, called Internal Dosimeter Array, has been selected to fly inside the Habitation and Logistics Outpost.

“Flying this science payload on Gateway is a significant step toward enabling researchers and engineers to understand how well spacecraft can protect astronauts when they are living in deep space,” - Dina Contella, manager for Gateway Mission Integration and Utilization.

Learn more about IDA: https://go.nasa.gov/3pAovHF

#FunFactFriday: The Gateway will operate in a seven-day Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit around the Moon, meaning every seven...
10/22/2021

#FunFactFriday: The Gateway will operate in a seven-day Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit around the Moon, meaning every seventh day, the multi-purpose outpost will make its closest approach to the Moon. From this orbit, the Gateway will have a continuous view of Earth.

#FunFactFriday: The Gateway will operate in a seven-day Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit around the Moon, meaning every seventh day, the multi-purpose outpost will make its closest approach to the Moon. From this orbit, the Gateway will have a continuous view of Earth.

The Gateway, along with other elements of NASA Artemis, are paving the way for a new way of doing business for NASA. The...
10/18/2021

The Gateway, along with other elements of NASA Artemis, are paving the way for a new way of doing business for NASA. The Gateway helps accommodate new technologies and encourages innovation from U.S. industry.

The Gateway, along with other elements of NASA Artemis, are paving the way for a new way of doing business for NASA. The Gateway helps accommodate new technologies and encourages innovation from U.S. industry.

The Moon before Mars! The Gateway, an outpost orbiting the Moon, will be a staging point for human and robotic explorati...
10/17/2021

The Moon before Mars! The Gateway, an outpost orbiting the Moon, will be a staging point for human and robotic exploration in deep space that will serve as a technology test bed for Mars. #ObserveTheMoon

The Moon before Mars! The Gateway, an outpost orbiting the Moon, will be a staging point for human and robotic exploration in deep space that will serve as a technology test bed for Mars. #ObserveTheMoon

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Joe Caram, Manager, Gateway Program Systems Engineering and Integrat...
10/13/2021

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Joe Caram, Manager, Gateway Program Systems Engineering and Integration Office, held a live Q&A on NASA's Johnson Space Center's Instagram story. Check out the story highlights on Instagram to learn more about Joe’s career and Hispanic Heritage.

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Joe Caram, Manager, Gateway Program Systems Engineering and Integration Office, held a live Q&A on NASA's Johnson Space Center's Instagram story. Check out the story highlights on Instagram to learn more about Joe’s career and Hispanic Heritage.

Building on International Space Station partnerships to expand deep space capabilities, Canadian Space Agency, ESA - Eur...
10/08/2021

Building on International Space Station partnerships to expand deep space capabilities, Canadian Space Agency, ESA - European Space Agency, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and NASA will work together to provide important parts to the Gateway, like advanced external robotics, additional habitation, and other core capabilities.

Read more about how international cooperation is critical to assembling the Gateway: https://www.nasa.gov/gateway/international-partners

Building on International Space Station partnerships to expand deep space capabilities, Canadian Space Agency, ESA - European Space Agency, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and NASA will work together to provide important parts to the Gateway, like advanced external robotics, additional habitation, and other core capabilities.

Read more about how international cooperation is critical to assembling the Gateway: https://www.nasa.gov/gateway/international-partners

“When I think about the Gateway – NASA’s new Moon orbiting outpost – I envision accessing more of our mysteriously vast ...
10/06/2021

“When I think about the Gateway – NASA’s new Moon orbiting outpost – I envision accessing more of our mysteriously vast solar system."

Christine Shepperd, Integration Analysis Lead for Deep Space Logistics, brings a unique perspective and exciting story to the Gateway program: https://go.nasa.gov/304pKEf

“When I think about the Gateway – NASA’s new Moon orbiting outpost – I envision accessing more of our mysteriously vast solar system."

Christine Shepperd, Integration Analysis Lead for Deep Space Logistics, brings a unique perspective and exciting story to the Gateway program: https://go.nasa.gov/304pKEf

To the Moon and back! Gateway Deep Space Logistics, managed out of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, was featured on the cove...
10/06/2021
October 2021

To the Moon and back! Gateway Deep Space Logistics, managed out of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, was featured on the cover of Logistics Manager Magazine’s October issue.

Read more on how Deep Space Logistics is helping to achieve a successful supply chain between Earth, Moon, and deep-space destinations:

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When astronauts arrive at the Gateway, aboard NASA’s Orion Spacecraft, the Habitation and Logistics Outpost built by Nor...
09/30/2021

When astronauts arrive at the Gateway, aboard NASA’s Orion Spacecraft, the Habitation and Logistics Outpost built by Northrop Grumman Corporation and the I-HAB from our ESA - European Space Agency and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) partners will provide critical life support functions as the crew prepares for their departure to the lunar surface.

When astronauts arrive at the Gateway, aboard NASA’s Orion Spacecraft, the Habitation and Logistics Outpost built by Northrop Grumman Corporation and the I-HAB from our ESA - European Space Agency and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) partners will provide critical life support functions as the crew prepares for their departure to the lunar surface.

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