By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – SpaceX just landed a major launch services contract for an upcoming NASA mission to Jupiter’s moon.

The deal to explore the moon Europa is worth roughly 178 million dollars.

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The Europa Clipper mission is scheduled to launch in October 2024 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

It is the first ever attempt to perform a detailed investigation of Jupiter’s icy moon.

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Among other objectives, the mission will look for conditions that could support life.

That includes searching for lakes under Europa’s surface and analyzing the salt level of its ocean.

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Click here for more information about the mission to Europa.

CBSMiami.com Team