Nasa chooses SpaceX to take humans back to Moon


The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Crew-2 mission, at the Nasa Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, yesterday. Nasa has selected SpaceX to land the first astronauts on the surface of the Moon since 1972. – EPA/Aubrey Gemignani/Nasa handout pic, April 17, 2021.

NASA has selected SpaceX to land the first astronauts on the surface of the Moon since 1972, the agency said yesterday, in a huge victory for Elon Musk’s company.

The contract, worth US$2.9 billion (RM12 billion), involves the prototype Starship spacecraft that is being tested at SpaceX’s south Texas facility.


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