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.READ MORE: The Moon Guides You To Viewing Three Planets This Week
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.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Wet Monday, Warm Up This Week
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.MORE NEWS: Miami-Dade Schools Police, Broward Sheriff's Office Investigating School Threats, Student Arrested
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