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Blue Origin and SpaceX get million-dollar NASA nod to test moon lander tech

TechCrunch Friday, 17 May 2019 ()
Eleven aerospace companies will share more than $45 million in funds from NASA to design and test prototypes for the Artemis moon missions, the agency announced today. Among the established names like Northrop Grumman and Sierra Nevada are relative newcomers SpaceX and Blue Origin, looking to make a place for themselves on the agency's biggest push in decades.
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