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Science News Roundup: Musk's SpaceX wins NASA award to supply planned lunar space station

Reuters | Updated: 29-03-2020 18:34 IST | Created: 29-03-2020 18:27 IST
Science News Roundup: Musk's SpaceX wins NASA award to supply planned lunar space station
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Musk's SpaceX wins NASA award to supply planned lunar space station

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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