SpaceX wins $2.9 billion Contract to Bring Humans to the moon

As early as 2024, NASA awarded SpaceX a grant of $2.9 billion to develop a spacecraft to carry people into the moon. SpaceX, the space firm of billionaire Elon Musk, is to construct a spacecraft to transport two astronauts to the moon. Over Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics Inc, NASA has selected SpaceX.

At the video conference announcement, Steve Jurczyk, acting NASA administrator, said

"The next landing could take place at the earliest possible opportunity. We've got a shot in 2024 as you hit your milestones."

NASA said SpaceX's Starship contains an astronaut's moonwalk spacious cabin and two airlocks. Furthermore, its architecture is intended to develop into a fully repeatable method of launch and landing for the moon, Mars, and other space-related destinations.

SpaceX said on Twitter as well,

"We are humbled to help @NASAArtemis lead into a new era of exploration in human space."

NASA official Lisa Watson-Morgan has said that before people make the journey, SpaceX would be expected to make a lander test flight to the moon.

The Agency plans to establish a monthly moon service and says that it will compete separately.

"The recurring lunar resources we need to be able to provide"

Mark Kirasich, NASA Advanced Exploration Systems Division Associate Administrator, said.

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