SpaceX will use Dragon XL, a new variation of cargo spacecraft, to carry supplies to astronauts to NASA’s Gateway space station in orbit around the moon.

On Friday, SpaceX was awarded a big contract, as it was picked by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as the first supplier to bring cargo to NASA’s Gateway station in orbit around the moon.

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The International Space Station celebrates a new era in exploration with the arrival of the SpaceX capsule.

The new SpaceX crew capsule arrived at the station on Sunday at an extraordinary moment for commercial space exploration.

Humans have entered SpaceX’s crew capsule while in orbit for the first time, just hours after the spacecraft docked at the space station on Sunday morning.

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Elon Musk shares some surprising details about the materials used to create the massive new rocket.

SpaceX managed the record-breaking 21 launches in 2018, but it has also currently been working on some bigger plans for the future. In the early morning of Christmas Eve, Musk released on Twitter a photo of prototype of his spacecraft, now known as Starship, and previously as Big Falcon Rocket. This is the ship that SpaceX plans to use to send people to the moon, to Mars and on other super-fast international flights to space.

SpaceX has said the spacecraft, being built at the SpaceX test facility in Texas, will be bigger and considerably more powerful than the Saturn V that took Apollo astronauts to the moon. The nose cone is multiple stories tall.  Musk tweeted that the massive rocket prototype has a stainless steel skin and its steel will perform better than lighter weight carbon fiber material at high temperatures.

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