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Does NASA give money to SpaceX?
NASA announced on Friday that it had awarded a contract to SpaceX for $2.9 billion to use Starship to take astronauts from lunar orbit to the surface of the moon. The contract extends NASA’s trend of relying on private companies to ferry people, cargo and robotic explorers to space.
How much money has NASA funded SpaceX?
A $1.5 billion NASA contract saved SpaceX. Elon Musk says ‘It’s true’ We have seen two billionaires flying to the edge of space, marking the start of next chapter in space travel. But the company that brought the idea of commercial space travel to fore was once struggling to even stay afloat.
How much does it cost SpaceX per launch?
While it is not exactly clear how much money would have changed hands between Mr Isaacman and SpaceX, CEO Elon Musk has said since 2016 that the launch cost of a Falcon 9 rocket is $62 million, and SpaceX director of vehicle integration Christopher Couluris said in a briefing in 2020 that the company can “bring …
How much would it cost to launch a rocket from SpaceX?
It’s an extremely ambitious target. Despite costs plummeting thanks to improving reusability, a launch of SpaceX’s much smaller workhorse rocket Falcon 9 currently costs $62 million — more than thirty times Musk’s quoted price of a Starship launch. Does that mean Musk pulled the $2 million figure out of thin air?
How much does it cost NASA to fly with Boeing?
NASA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), the agency’s auditor, said in a report last Thursday that NASA will pay $90 million to fly with Boeing – and just $55 million to fly with SpaceX. Both NASA and Boeing pushed back on OIG’s report, with the company saying in a press release that it “rejects the average seat price assessment.”
How much did NASA’s space program cost?
Then OIG subtracted the development costs – $1.2 billion and $2.2 billion, respectively – and the special studies awards – $49 million and $32 million, respectively – to get the total cost of the six missions that NASA ordered.
How much will the SpaceX and Boeing Starliner cost NASA?
Under this calculation, the first six Boeing Starliner missions will cost NASA about $345 million each while SpaceX Crew Dragon will cost NASA about $209 million each. The officials explained that OIG used the total funding awarded since 2014 because NASA separately accounts for the contracts awarded before then.