Nasa picks Elon Musks SpaceX to build spacecraft to return humans to moon | Elon Musk
NASA: In the next three years, a historic event will take place once again in the space universe. For the first time by 2024, a woman and a black man will set foot on the moon. NASA is preparing to send American astronauts to the moon as part of its Artemis mission program. Elon Musk’s SpaceX has been awarded the contract to develop its first commercial human lander. NASA has signed a Rs 215 billion deal with SpaceX for the mission.
Elon Musk has said through his social media that NASA has chosen SpaceX to send humans to the moon once again after the Apollo mission.
NASA has selected Starship to land the first astronauts on the lunar surface since the Apollo program! We are humbled to help NASAArtemis usher in a new era of human space exploration → https://t.co/Qcuop33Ryz pic.twitter.com/GN9Tcfqlfp
– SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 16, 2021
Significantly, Blue Origin, owned by Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man and owner of Amazon, was also in the running to win the NASA contract. Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin was a joint venture with Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northhop Groomer Corporation and Draper Dynamics. But in the end, Elon Musk’s SpaceX won.
According to Reuters, SpaceX will have to test a lander that will take the astronaut to the moon. According to NASA, NASA will send four astronauts to the Orion spacecraft in lunar orbit. Two of the astronauts will be shifted to the SpaceX Human Landing System and will then land on the moon. After a week of research, they will return to the Orion spacecraft.
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