NASA officials gave a press conference to NASA officials on Monday. NASA’s Artemis mission aims to consolidate the leadership of the United States in deep space exploration and lay a solid foundation for us experiments in the south pole of the moon. The briefing was hosted by NASA director Jim bridenstine, who is preparing to secure much-needed funding from Congress for Artemis. At the meeting, bridenstine shared how space exploration with the commercial sector could help his organization design creative technologies, and specifically pointed out that SpaceX proposed solutions that his organization might not be able to propose alone. The NASA official’s comments focused on several key design areas of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle and its manned dragon spacecraft. The manned dragon spacecraft became the first spacecraft to bring astronauts to the International Space Station under NASA’s commercial crew program earlier this year, which aims to expand commercial participation in the agency’s mission. The commercial crew plans to solicit designs from companies that meet NASA’s requirements, which is quite different from the agency’s earlier practice, which involves completing the design before private sector involvement. In response to a question from Keith cowing of NASA Watch, bridenstine highlighted these facts by asking about his definition of sustainable development and the time frame of NASA’s “gateway” to the moon, the agency’s planned lunar space station. Bridenstine replied: < / P > < p > “yes, so you know it’s an important difference. What we do now is different from what we did in the past. In the past, NASA basically wrote requirements and design capabilities, and then we turned to contractors to build things that we designed according to requirements. So what we’re doing now is turning to the industry and asking them to come up with innovative and unique solutions, because we’ve already done that. We have three very different contracts for lunar landing systems, and these systems are very different in approach, some of them will consider using portals, others may not. < / P > < p > what we need to do is that we are working hard to learn effective business models, and we have done this in terms of commercial replenishment and current commercial crew. Let’s think about the success of our manned dragon spacecraft on Falcon 9. You’ve heard me talk about these things before, but it’s important that you know that we’ll have the idea of a composite encased pressure vessel inside the LOX tank, which is not something NASA would do itself… Our idea is to equip a Falcon 9 rocket with nine rocket engines, which is not what NASA might have done on its own. Composite outsourcing pressure vessels (copvs) mentioned by bridenstine are an important feature of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. They work with the company’s design option of using cryogenic liquid oxygen, allowing it to increase its range and reuse by allowing the first stage tank to store more fuel. < / P > < p > these containers have also caused a headache to SpaceX in the past. In 2016, a Falcon 9 failed and exploded during propellant loading. Four months after the investigation, SpaceX confirmed that the gap between the composite package and the aluminum liner of the COPV caused liquid oxygen to flow inside the COPV, where it dangerously approached the helium inside. The result was a devastating fireball, and the company spent months investigating and destroying the cargo on the launch vehicle. < / P > < p > the launch suspension system of the manned dragon spacecraft is designed to ensure that astronauts can keep a safe distance inside the spacecraft while sitting on the top of the Falcon 9 carrier rocket during the test and preparation before launch. The system uses the same propellant as the Dragon spacecraft’s superdraco thrusters for orbital maneuvers, and generates about 16000 pounds of thrust for this purpose. Global Tech