CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami) – SpaceX has received a big contract from NASA to launch two pieces of a future moon space station.
The space agency is giving SpaceX more than $330 million for the mission called Gateway.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Joining In The Fight Against Global Pandemic
NASA intends to put gateway into orbit around the moon as part of the Artemis program – the federal plan to establish a permanent human presence in deep space.READ MORE: South Florida House Republicans Vote Against President Biden's $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package
SpaceX will launch the foundational elements of the Gateway.MORE NEWS: Trump A Dominant Force At Conservative Conference In Orlando
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket will carry the components into space no sooner than May of 2024.