NASA Awards Northrop Grumman Megarocket Boosters Contract For Moon Missions Through 2031

NASA has awarded Northrop Grumman a $3.19 billion contract to build rocket boosters for Artemis moon missions through 2031, reported on Sunday.

The contract builds on a previous agreement in 2020 that authorized the company to prepare for production and build twin boosters for the next six Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket flights following Artemis 3.

SLS is scheduled to make its first flight next year without a crew, its first crewed orbital flight in 2024 and conduct the first landing mission the year after that.

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