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Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins $2.89 billion moon lander contract, says NASA

The Hindu Business Line | 17/04/2021 05:30 PM | Click to read full article

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded a $2.89 billion contract to SpaceX for building a spacecraft to land astronauts on the moon as soon as 2024 under the Artemis program.

The mission will explore the lunar South Pole. The estimated cost of this mission deadline is $28 billion as per the report. Out of this budget, $16 billion will be spent on building a lunar landing module. NASA plans to land two astronauts on the moon.