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SpaceX was awarded NASA's commercial cargo contract for lunar Gateway

NASA announced March 27 it has selected SpaceX to provide cargo transportation services for the agency’s planned lunar Gateway.

NASA announced March 27 it has selected SpaceX to provide cargo transportation services for the agency’s planned lunar Gateway.NASA has selected SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, as the first U.S. commercial provider under the Gateway Logistics Services contract to deliver cargo, experiments, and other supplies to the agency’s Gateway in lunar orbit. The award is a significant step forward for NASA’s Artemis program that will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024.

SpaceX is the first, and to date only, company selected by NASA for its Gateway Logistics Services program. Modeled on the commercial cargo program for the International Space Station, the program will pay for cargo transportation services to and from the lunar Gateway to support crewed missions there and to the lunar surface.

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