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NASA puts its money on SpaceX for a massive lunar lander

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NASA puts its money on SpaceX for a massive lunar lander

NASA puts its money on SpaceX for a massive lunar lander

NASA has a plan to put humans back on the surface of the moon, and that plan officially includes SpaceX now. 

The space agency announced Friday that it awarded the private rocket company a $2.89 billion contract to develop a “commercial human lander” with the goal of putting two people on the lunar surface. 

“The agency’s powerful Space Launch System rocket will launch four astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft for their multi-day journey to lunar orbit,” reads the announcement in part. “There, two crew members will transfer to the SpaceX human landing system (HLS) for the final leg of their journey to the surface of the Moon.” Read more…

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