CAPE CANAVERAL—NASA has agreed to buy six more Orion capsules for lunar sorties beginning in 2024 from prime contractor Lockheed Martin at a cost of $4.6 billion. The contract, announced Sept. 23, covers Orion capsules for a crewed landing on the Moon, targeted for 2024, and two more missions at a cost of $2.7 billion. The Orion Production and Operations Contract (OPOC), structured as an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity agreement, also covers three more Orion capsules at a ...

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