Elon Musk’s SpaceX has reportedly gained a high-profile NASA contract to land astronauts on the moon, beating out a variety of deep-pocketed opponents to win the deal.
The contract, value $2.9 billion, was first reported by The Washington Submit.
Final 12 months NASA awarded practically $1 billion to SpaceX, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, and Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) subsidiary Dynetics to design and construct touchdown programs for the area company’s Artemis program. Blue Origin had partnered with two of the most important protection contractors, Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), on its bid.
NASA had been anticipated to select two winners in an effort to make sure redundancy, however in response to the Submit, SpaceX was the one profitable bidder. If that’s the case, SpaceX would be the contractor that returns astronauts to the moon for the primary time since a 1972 Apollo mission.
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