Elon Musk’s SpaceX and NASA to Land People on the Moon by 2024
NASA is planning to return astronauts to the moon by 2024 with the help of SpaceX
Elon Musk has backed the space body’s goal by saying that the feat is “doable”
Musk’s company, SpaceX won a $2.9 billion contract from NASA last week
SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk believes that his company can help NASA achieve its goal of landing astronauts on Mars by 2024.
When speaking on Friday during a SpaceX launch, he claimed that the feat was “doable”.
Musk went ahead to say that SpaceX was going to aim to achieve it sooner than the set milestone.
This is coming after SpaceX won a $2.9 billion contract from NASA last week under the Human Landing Systems Program.
The contract binds SpaceX to build a variation of its starship rockets which have already been tested in Texas.
Musk has often made his intentions known about building a city on Mars.
Musk had previously stated that $5 billion was required to build a fully functional Starship, although he didn’t disclose how much had been spent on the program already.