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NASA Selects Blue Origin to Build Second Lunar Lander

Blue Origin to Build Second Lunar LanderNASA has selected Blue Origin to build a second lunar lander for its Artemis program. The announcement was made on March 2, 2023, by NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.

Blue Origin, founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, will receive $2.9 billion to build the lander. The company will compete with SpaceX, which was awarded a $2.9 billion contract in 2021 to build the first lunar lander for Artemis.

The Artemis program is NASA’s plan to return humans to the moon by 2025. The first Artemis mission, Artemis I, is scheduled to launch in February 2024. The mission will send an un-crewed Orion spacecraft around the moon and back.

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