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NASA Will Work With SpaceX On Private Moon Venture

Wants To Ensure Company Meets Contractual Agreements For ISS Missions

NASA says it will work with SpaceX on the company's planned private mission to send humans around the moon.

In a statement, the agency says it "commends its industry partners for reaching higher.

"We will work closely with SpaceX to ensure it safely meets the contractual obligations to return the launch of astronauts to U.S. soil and continue to successfully deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

"For more than a decade, NASA has invested in private industry to develop capabilities for the American people and seed commercial innovation to advance humanity's future in space.

"NASA is changing the way it does business through its commercial partnerships to help build a strong American space economy and free the agency to focus on developing the next-generation rocket, spacecraft and systems to go beyond the moon and sustain deep space exploration."

(Source: NASA news release. Image from file)

FMI: www.nasa.gov

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