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SpaceX wins Gateway cargo contract
Posted: Sun, Mar 29, 2020, 9:39 AM ET (1339 GMT)
Dragon XL spacecraft heading to the Moon (SpaceX) NASA announced Friday it has awarded a contract to SpaceX to transport cargo to and from the lunar Gateway. SpaceX will use a new version of its Dragon spacecraft, called Dragon XL and launched on a Falcon Heavy, to carry more than 5 metric tons of cargo to the Gateway. The contract is part of NASA's Gateway Logistics Services program, which is modeled on the commercial cargo program for the International Space Station. The overall program, which could include other companies, has a maximum value of $7 billion over 15 years, but the specific value of SpaceX's award was not disclosed.
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