Senate directs NASA to choose another company to build a lunar lander: report

The United States Senate’s largest committee wants NASA to choose a second company to build its new moon lander.

In April of this year, NASA announced that SpaceX alone had won the contract to build the agency’s next moon lander for its Artemis program, which aims to return humans to the moon’s surface by 2024 and create a sustainable human presence on our nearby satellite. This came as a surprise as many expected the agency to choose two of the three companies vying for the contract to keep them competitive and to have a backup built. 

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