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Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins contract to develop spacecraft to land astronauts on the moon – The Washington Post

The contract marks another major victory for the hard-charging company that vaults it to the top tier of the nation’s aerospace companies and solidifies it as one…



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In winning the $2.9 billion contract, SpaceX beat out Jeff Bezos Blue Origin, which had formed what it called a national team by partnering with aerospace giants Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper. SpaceX also won over Dynetics, a defense contractor based in Huntsville, Ala. (Bezos owns The Washington Post.)
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NASA had originally chosen all three companies for the initial phase of the contract, and was expected to choose two of them to build the lunar…

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