1 September 2004: NASA Selects Contractors for Exploration Studies
"NASA today awarded the first contracts to conduct preliminary concept studies for human lunar exploration and the development of the crew exploration vehicle. Eleven companies were selected."
1 September 2004: NASA Glenn Research Center Awards $41 million Services Contract
"NASA's Glenn Research Center (GRC), Cleveland, today awarded an 8(a) cost-plus-award-fee contract valued at approximately $41 million to Mainthia Technologies, Inc., (MTI), Cleveland."