NASA Awards Contract to Space X

20 April 2021 Current Affairs:The United States area enterprise National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen Elon Musk’s SpaceX for its Artemis programme, to develop the 1st commercial lander and take the subsequent two US astronauts to the moon. The whole value of this contract is $2.89 billion.

Under this contract:
♦ SpaceX will improve a spacecraft ‘SpaceX Starship’ to land subsequent to two US astronauts, consisting of a women astronaut at the south pole of region by means of 2024.
♦ NASA additionally goals to carry the first person of color to the moon’s floor as phase of the Artemis programme.
♦ Between 1969 and 1972, the US delivered 12 astronauts to the moon.

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