Won!Musk defeated two powerful enemies, Space X, to take NASA’s 2.9 billion U.S Dollars moon landing order
A few days ago,
NASA announced on the 16th that it had signed an agreement with SpaceX.To build a lunar lander for the “Artemis” plan to continue the development of the first commercial manned lander. The lander will take the astronauts from lunar orbit to the lunar surface and then back.
NASA plans to send two American astronauts to the moon in 2024. The agreement is worth US$2.9 billion (approximately RMB 18.9 billion).
This also means,Musk’s Space X defeated Amazon Bezos’ Blue Origin and Dynetics, and took the $2.9 billion moon landing order alone.
According to NASA’s official website,
the “Artemis” plan consists of three parts: the construction of a lunar orbiting space station “gateway”, the construction of rockets and spacecraft to the “gateway”, and the construction of a lunar lander that travels back and forth between the “gateway” and the moon’s surface.
NASA plans to use a rocket to launch the “Gateway” assembly into orbit at one time in 2023. In addition, NASA is developing a new generation of heavy rockets and “Orion” spacecraft to fly to the “gateway.”
NASA introduced on the official page of the “Artemis” project: During the execution of the “Artemis” project,NASA will send the first woman and the first astronaut of color to the moon, using innovative technology for unprecedented exploration of the lunar surface.
We will work with business partners and international partners to conduct sustainable exploration for the first time. After this, we will use what we have learned on and around the moon’s surface to take the next huge leap-sending astronauts to Mars.
After NASA announced the news, SpaceX responded on Twitter: “We are very happy to help NASA Artemis usher in a new era of human space exploration.” Musk then wrote excitedly: “NASA Rules!!”