He is often thought to be a bizarre and somewhat crazy creature, author of harrowing statements on Twitter, his favorite network. We’re obviously talking about the boss of Tesla and Space X: Elon Musk … But he doesn’t seem that crazy after NASA’s last decision!
While Space X was fighting for the next lunar mission with Jeff Bezos, the boss of Amazon, the news just fell! Space X and Elon Musk landed the moon, or rather, NASA’s next moon mission! The first since Apollo 17 in 1972 …
It is Space X and not Blue Origine (Bezos’ program) that won the jackpot. Elon Musk must therefore provide the shuttle that will take the astronauts to the moon! Musk therefore has to build a lander for the next moon mission. NASA announced it in the Washington Post on Friday.
By providing SpaceX with $ 2.9 billion for the contract, NASA is hugely breaking its usual rules. In fact, the US space agency typically subcontracts the contract to minimize the risks. But this time Musk will be the only master on board.
If all goes well, the next moon mission is planned for 2024 … Photo credit: NASA
And he’s kicking Dynetics, an Alabama manufacturer, and Jeff Bezos with his Blue Origin program, the farmers. Musk offers a cheaper solution with Starship, its reusable ship. In fact, it can transport many people, then land on celestial bodies and return to Earth.
NASA has chosen Starship to land the first astronauts since the Apollo program on the lunar surface! We are humble to help @NASAArtemis usher in a new era of human space exploration → https://t.co/Qcuop33Ryz pic.twitter.com/GN9Tcfqlfp
– SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 16, 2021
“NASA selected Starship to land the first astronauts from the Apollo program on the lunar surface! We are honored to help @NASAArtemis usher in a new era in human space exploration, ”the company said in a tweet.
However, the tests carried out were initially unsuccessful. Musk has a new ship to work on this year, should we trust him? If all goes well, the next moon mission is planned for 2024 … Musk said it, for the rest we will see!