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SpaceX snags $102 million contract to rocket military supplies and humanitarian aid around the world: report

A visualization of a “rocket cargo” vehicle launch from the Air Force Research Laboratory.  (Image credit: Air Force Research Laboratory)

SpaceX has won a contract, worth over $102 million, to transport military supplies and humanitarian aid around the world using a rocket.

The U.S. Air Force awarded SpaceX the contract on Jan. 14. It’s a five-year agreement that’s part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) new rocket cargo program, according to a SpaceNews report about the contract, which was first reported by AviationWeek.com. The new project is exploring the use of large rockets for Department of Defense (DoD) global logistics, SpaceNews reported. 

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