HOUSTON—A compact, precision re-entry vehicle under development by Intuitive Machines, LLC, in cooperation with NASA, could begin to return research samples and high-value hardware from the International Space Station to Earth in an “on demand” basis in two years under an aggressive development and test schedule now formally underway. Intuitive Machine’s (IM) self-guided Terrestrial Return Vehicle (TRV) was selected for development by the Center for the Advancement of ...

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