Space Policy Edition: How Starship at the Moon Brings NASA Closer to Mars

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

By The Planetary Society

Space Policy Edition: How Starship at the Moon Brings NASA Closer to Mars

Friday, 7 May

In a surprise move, NASA chose SpaceX's Starship as the sole winner of its 3 billion-dollar human lunar lander development contract. Within days, Blue Origin and Dynetics filed official protests, forcing NASA to delay the award. Casey and Mat discuss how this selection, if it stands, is a smart move for a space agency that is serious about a true "Moon-to-Mars" program. Should we stop thinking about SpaceX as a scrappy startup and instead treat it as the world's leading aerospace company? Discover more here: https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/0507-2021-spe-bill-nelson-spacex-lunar-lander See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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