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NASA has selected SpaceX as the first provider to deliver cargo, experiments and other supplies to the Lunar Gateway that will orbit the moon

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    Interesting, the spacecraft is called Dragon XL, but looks like a hybrid of Orbital ATK's Cygnus expendable spacecraft, and Dragon 1, with Dragon 1 solar panels; all beefed up and launched on a...

    Interesting, the spacecraft is called Dragon XL, but looks like a hybrid of Orbital ATK's Cygnus expendable spacecraft, and Dragon 1, with Dragon 1 solar panels; all beefed up and launched on a Falcon Heavy. This is a huge win for SpaceX in terms of winning government contracts—it'll be funny to see how SpaceX fans switch from lambasting the Lunar Gateway concept to embracing it, though.

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