NASA News: SpaceX Lands 5 More International Space Station Cargo Missions

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By Lorraine Caballero , Christian Post Contributor

February 25, 2016|11:33 am

REUTERS/ Joe Skipper

A remodeled version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the launcher’s first mission since a June failure in Cape Canaveral, Florida, December 21, 2015.

NASA has reportedly awarded five more International Space Station cargo missions to SpaceX in a contract estimated to have a value of around $700 million.

In a NASA contract awarded in late December, SpaceX has clinched five additional missions to resupply the International Space Station. SpaceX now has 20 missions under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract, which was first closed in 2008, according to Space News.

Orbital ATK, which also performs CRS missions for NASA, was only given 10 flights. NASA spokesperson Cheryl M. Warner did not confirm if the contracts were competed. The agency also did not explain why…

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