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Elon Musk’s company SpaceX gets $ 2.9 billion contract from NASA to build spacecraft to go to moon


Washington US space agency NASA said on Friday that Elon Musk’s space company SpaceX received a $ 2.9 billion contract to build spacecraft to go to the moon. Musk’s company will build a spacecraft to carry astronauts to the moon in early 2024. Elon Musk’s company beat Jeff Bezos’ company to win the contract. According to Forbes, Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world and Alan Mask is third on the rich list.

Musk’s SpaceX bid alone, while Amazon’s founder Bezos’ Blue Origin bid alongside Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corp and Draper. On the other hand, one company involved in the race to acquire this contract is Dynamics, a unit of Lidos Holdings Inc.

This contract is part of the Artemis program
The US space agency’s contract with SpaceX for the first commercial manned lander is part of its Artemis program. After the contract, NASA said that the lander would take two American astronauts to the lunar surface.

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NASA acting administrator Steve Jurski announced during the video conference, “We should complete the next landing as soon as possible.” Jurski said that, if they can complete it, then in 2024 we can prepare to reach the surface of the moon. At the same time, Elon Musk wrote on Twitter after getting the contract, “NASA Rules !!”

Target to send human to lunar surface by 2024
NASA said that SpaceX’s starship includes a large cabin and two airlocks for astronauts’ moon walk and its architect will be developed under reusable launch and landing systems for the moon, Mars and other destinations in space. SpaceX’s spacecraft will land astronauts on the lunar surface for the first time after nearly five decades. NASA has set a target to land astronauts on the lunar surface by 2024 as part of its Artemis program.

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