Unlike the original Space Race, which pitted two global superpowers against each other in a battle for military and aeronautic supremacy, the modern version pits mega-billionaires against each other in a battle for money and contracts. On Friday, Elon Musk scored a big win in that race.
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Musk’s SpaceX beat out Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin in landing a NASA contract to build […] Elon Musk's SpaceX Beats Out Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to Nab NASA Moon Contract
Elon Musk beat out Jeff Bezos in the battle of the billionaires for a big NASA contract. The U.S. space agency awarded Musk’s SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to build a lunar lander.
SpaceX bid alone whereas Bezos’ Blue Origin had teamed up with Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Defense contractor Dynetics had also put in a bid.
NASA’s lander is expected to carry two American astronauts to the moon’s surface as early as 2024.
Unlike the Apollo missions from 1969 to 1972, NASA is […] Musk beats Bezos over $2.9 bln NASA contract
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ORLANDO, Fla., April 16 (UPI) — Elon Musk’s SpaceX has won a $2.9 billion contract to develop the company’s Starship rocket as a lunar lander and carry astronauts on Artemis moon missions, NASA announced Friday.
In selecting only SpaceX for the lunar program, NASA ended consideration of Musk’s rival, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his Blue Origin space company, and a third proposal by Huntsville, Ala.-based Dynetics.
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SN10 takes flight. SN15 features several upgrades over its predecessors.
After four successful test flights of its next-generation Starship prototypes all ended in dramatic explosions during the landing phase, SpaceX is skipping ahead to SN15, a new version of its interplanetary rocket.
Elon Musk’s company has conducted high-altitude test flights of prototypes SN8 through SN11 and has long been planning to integrate what Musk has called “major upgrades” into SN15. Now the company is skipping […] Elon Musk and SpaceX aim to launch an upgraded Starship prototype soon
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is dealt a blow as Nasa opts for rival SpaceX for historic moon mission
Nasa has picked SpaceX to build a spacecraft which will land the first woman on the moon by 2024.
The space agency awarded Elon Musk’s space exploration company with $2.9bn to create a "human landing system", which will put two astronauts on the lunar surface for the first time in almost 50 years. SpaceX beat Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ company Blue Origin, which had also been in […] Elon Musk's SpaceX wins Nasa contract to send humans to the moon
Advance space suit engineer, Kristine Davis (L), gives a high five to lead engineer of the Orion Crew survival systems, Dustin Gohmert (R) during a press conference displaying the next generation of space suits as parts of the Artemis program in Washington, DC on October 15, 2019
Elon Musk’s SpaceX has won the contract to build spacecraft to land Nasa astronauts on the moon for first time since the last Apollo mission, a report says.
SpaceX won the $2.9bn deal with the space agency and beat […] Elon Musk’s SpaceX will build spacecraft to land Nasa astronauts on moon, report says