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NASA awards SpaceX launch services contract for Europa Clipper mission

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Just days after successfully completing a test on the Super Heavy rocket booster, SpaceX has another reason to celebrate. NASA has awarded the private space exploration company a launch services contract worth $178 million. Come October 2024, SpaceX will be entrusted with launching the Europa Clipper mission using a Falcon Heavy rocket, the Super Heavy's smaller sibling.