SpaceX Lands Contract To Fly To Moon

By Irene Klotz

CAPE CANAVERAL— Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic Technology, a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off company, has signed a launch services contract with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) for a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver a lander, small rover and up to about 240 lb. of payload to the surface of the Moon, the company announced Feb. 6.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Falcon 9 rockets ...

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