SpaceX wins NASA contract for International Space Station re-entry demolition

Satellite image showing an overview of the International Space Station with the Boeing Starliner spacecraft, June 7, 2024.

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NASA announced Wednesday that it will have a spacecraft from Elon Musk’s SpaceX company to guide the destruction of the International Space Station later this decade.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration awarded an $843 million contract to SpaceX to build the so-called “American Deorbit spacecraft.” The spacecraft will be designed to guide the football field-sized research laboratory into Earth’s atmosphere after its retirement in 2030.

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