Concept art of a “Starlab” space station
NASA awarded a trio of companies with contracts to develop private space stations, as the agency prepares for the retirement of the International Space Station.
Nanoracks won the largest individual award with an $160 million, while Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman received $130 million and $125.6 million, respectively.
Notably, private holding company Voyager Space is the majority shareholder of X.O. Markets, the parent company of Nanoracks.