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NASA picks SpaceX to deliver cargo to Gateway station in lunar orbit

2 monthes ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

Illustration of the SpaceX Dragon XL as it is deployed from the Falcon Heavy's second stage in high Earth orbit on its way to the Gateway in lunar orbit. Credit: SpaceX
NASA has selected SpaceX to deliver supplies to the planned Gateway mini-space station in lunar orbit using a new version of the Dragon cargo vehicle launched atop Falcon Heavy rockets.
SpaceX is guaranteed a minimum of two supply missions under the Gateway Logistics Services contract. The cost of each SpaceX cargo mission was not disclosed by NASA.
The deal gives SpaceX its first major role in NASA's Artemis program, which...
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