/Musk’s SpaceX wins NASA award to supply planned lunar space station

Musk’s SpaceX wins NASA award to supply planned lunar space station

Summary: NASA on Friday picked a new space capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX to ferry cargo and supplies to the agency’s planned lunar space station.

Original author and publication date: Reuters – March 29, 2020

Futurizonte Editor’s Note: Perhaps there are those who think it will be better for them to leave the planet as soon as possible.

Illustration of a SpaceX rocket on the moon.

From the article:

NASA on Friday picked a new space capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX to ferry cargo and supplies to the agency’s planned lunar space station, a crucial building block to its plans to build a permanent post on the moon and mount future missions to Mars. SpaceX will get a portion of a $7 billion NASA contract to use its biggest rocket, Falcon Heavy, to send a new “Dragon XL” spacecraft to the Lunar Gateway, an outpost NASA plans to build that will orbit the moon sometime within the next decade.

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