Posted: Sat, Nov 19, 2022, 10:28 AM ET (1528 GMT)
NASA awarded SpaceX a $1.15 billion contract modification Tuesday for a second Artemis landing mission. The modification funds Option B of SpaceX's Human Landing System award, covering work to upgrade its Starship lunar lander for later, more ambitious Artemis missions and includes a second crewed demonstration landing. NASA officials previously said they would exercise Option B and use that flight for the Artemis 4 mission. NASA is separately soliciting proposals for a second lander.