SpaceX has been granted the contract to develop the landing module for NASA's Artimus Space Program, which aims to land humans on the moon in 2024.
Unlike what they did in the 1960s, NASA is outsourcing some of the engineering and manufacturing work for Project Artimus to manufacturing companies.
NASA plans to send humans to the lunar surface using its own rocket, Space Launch System (SLS), as well as its very own space capsule called Orion. Once in the lunar orbit, Orion will link up with the Lunar Lander, which will transport the astronauts to and from the lunar surface.
The Lunar Lander is the project that NASA is contracting out to SpaceX to develop at a grant of $2.9 Billion.
SpaceX was awarded this exclusively as NASA claims that SpaceX's technology is far superior to that of Blue Origin. It would prove to be significantly cheaper for NASA too, as opposed to contracting the Lunar Module to multiple companies to develop.
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