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SpaceX wins NASA moon lander contract – The West Australian

Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has been awarded a contract from NASA to build a spacecraft to take astronauts to the moon as early as 2024.

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NASA has awarded billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private space company SpaceX a $US2.9 billion ($A3.7 billion) contract to build a spacecraft to take astronauts to the moon as early as 2024, picking it over Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and defence contractor Dynetics Inc.
The bid by Tesla Inc chief Musk beat one from Amazon.com Inc’s founder Jeff Bezos, who had partnered with Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corp and Draper. Bezos also owns the Washington Post.
The US space agency made the…

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