SpaceX blasts off with $80M local NASA contract

Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX won an $80.4 million contract for another launch from Florida’s Space Coast, NASA announced Feb. 4. 

The rocket company founded by billionaire Elon Musk will launch NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission — which aims to study the exchange of carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and the ocean — from Cape Canaveral in December 2022. The award brings more work to Brevard County’s active space industry. Read more here