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November 30, 2018

Next U.S. moon landing will be by private firms

  • NASA wants lots of companies involved to encourage competition and get to the moon fast.
  • By MARCIA DUNN
    AP Aerospace Writer

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — America's next moon landing will be made by private companies — not NASA.

    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Thursday that nine U.S. companies will compete to deliver experiments to the lunar surface. The space agency will buy the service and let private industry work out the details on getting there, he said.


     
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