NASA picks Firefly Aerospace to deliver science payloads to the moon in 2023

A Firefly Aerospace lander will launch to the moon in 2023 as part of NASA’s Artemis program. 

NASA selected Texas-based Firefly Aerospace to deliver 10 scientific experiments and technology demonstrations to the lunar surface in 2023. The company’s robotic Blue Ghost lander will touch down in a lunar mare called Mare Crisium, which is a low-lying basin on the near side of the moon that measures more than 300 miles (480 kilometers) wide. 

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