SpaceX picked for moonwalkers, on verge of 3rd crew launch
April 16, 2021
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA chose SpaceX on Friday to build the lunar lander that will eventually put the first woman and person of color on the moon.
The announcement came a few hours after SpaceX's most international crew of astronauts yet arrived in Florida for a liftoff next week.
Elon Musk's Starship — the futuristic, shiny steel rocketship that's been launching and exploding in Texas — beat out landers proposed by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Dynetics, a subsidiary of Leidos. The contract is worth $2.89 billion.
"We won't stop at the moon," said NASA's acting administrator S...