Advanced Concepts Laboratory
The Advanced Concepts Laboratory (ACL) is situated under the Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate.
ACL is a digital innovation studio that gives form to NASA spacecraft, missions, and technologies through conceptual design and visualization.
Many SACD projects are supported by the ACL, including HAVOC, PEGASUS, and Space Launch System.
Engineering Support Capabilities
Hercules is a concept for a single-stage vehicle capable of doing descent to and ascent from the lunar surface, transporting both crew and cargo along the way.The vehicle could serve as the transportation system between Gateway and the Moon for future exploration missions.
Hercules Project Summary