Under this agreement, Vast will collaborate with NASA on technologies and operations required for its microgravity and artificial gravity stations. This includes the Haven-1 commercial space station and, Vast-1, its first crewed mission. Haven-1 will provide a microgravity environment for crew, research, and in-space manufacturing.
Development activities for larger space station modules will also take place under the Space Act Agreement. Vast’s long-term roadmap includes Starship-class modules and spinning stick stations that will provide continuously crewed, artificial gravity environments including Lunar, Martian, and Earth gravity.
This agreement provides Vast with access to NASA’s expertise, data products, and facilities which will allow Vast to augment their ability to rapidly advance key technologies required for commercial microgravity and artificial gravity space stations. The SAA strongly supports Vast’s goal of developing and building the world’s first commercial space station.
Vast is a pioneer in space habitation technologies focused on expanding humanity across the solar system. Founded in 2021, the company is assembling a world-class team to build the world’s first low-cost, artificial gravity crewed station so people can live and work in space for long periods of time without the adverse effects of zero-gravity.