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SpaceX wins $2.9B NASA tender to take astronauts to moon

SpaceX wins bid for coveted $2.9B NASA contract to take humans to the moon with a commercial lander

4/17/2021 7:12:00 AM

SpaceX wins bid for coveted $2.9B NASA contract to take humans to the moon with a commercial lander

SpaceX beat Blue Origin and Dynetics to win the contract and become what NASA called its 'most trusted private sector partner.'

Fast NewsSpaceX beat Blue Origin and Dynetics to win the contract and become what NASA called its"most trusted private sector partner."SpaceX's SN15 Starship prototype sits on a launch pad, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Boca Chica, Texas. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald via AP)

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NASA selected SpaceX to land astronauts on the surface of the moon.The contract, worth $2.9 billion, involves the prototype Starship spacecraft that is being tested at SpaceX's south Texas facility, the agencysaidFriday."Today I'm very excited, and we are all very excited to announce that we have awarded SpaceX to continue the development of our integrated human landing system," said Lisa Watson-Morgan, NASA's Human Landing System program manager.

SpaceX beats out Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and defence contractor Dynetics to be the sole provider for the system, a surprising break from the past when NASA has chosen multiple companies in case one fails.Industry analysts said the decision underscores the company, founded by Musk in 2002 with the goal of colonising Mars, as NASA's most trusted private sector partner. headtopics.com

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NASA picks SpaceX to create system to land astronauts on the moon Elon Musk ’s SpaceX won a NASA contract to develop a system for landing astronauts on the moon for the first time since the Apollo missions.

SpaceX wins $2.9 billion NASA contract for lunar landerSpaceX has secured a $2.89 billion NASA contract to build spacecraft that will land astronauts on the moon for the first time in five decades JohnNosta Winning The amount of absolute ignorance here who have no clue how the space industry works is comical. Spend the money on earth you idiots

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Bezos' Blue Origin protests NASA awarding astronaut lunar lander contract to Musk's SpaceX Jeff Bezos ' Blue Origin filed a GAO protest against NASA , challenging the award of a nearly $3 billion contract to Elon Musk 's SpaceX earlier this month. Greediest man alive, literally wiped out small businesses everywhere yet keeps calling foul against others (i.e. MSFT getting the defense contract etc). Bezos needs to send a spaceship (successfully... a few times) in orbit before crying to NASA for a contract. He's not in the same league.