Sat. Jan 29th, 2022

Jeff Bezoss Blue Origin is suing the United States government after NASA granted a lunar lander agreement to rival SpaceX.The lawsuit – which has been submitted in federal court and is sealed – is comprehended to be an extension of the companys claim that the firm wrongly awarded the $2.9 bn agreement to Elon Musks SpaceX previously this year.
A Blue Origin spokesperson stated that the company wants to “treat the defects in the acquisition procedure discovered in NASAs Human Landing System”.”We firmly think that the problems recognized in this procurement and its results need to be dealt with to restore fairness, produce competition, and make sure a safe return to the Moon for America,” they added.SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics had been competing for what was expected to be two contracts however, after funding from Congress was less than expected, NASA decided to award just one agreement.
SpaceX was granted the contract in April to build a spacecraft to carry astronauts to the lunar surface under NASAs Artemis programme, which intends to take humans to the moon for the first time since 1972.
Blue Origin opposed the choice last month, however the Government Accountability Office sided with NASA over its decision to pick single bidder.
Dynetics has likewise said that NASA should have made more than one award.NASA needs to react to Blue Origins claim by 12 October.The firm said: “NASA officials are currently evaluating details of the case.”With our partners, we will go to the Moon and stay to enable science investigations, establish new innovation, and produce high paying jobs for the higher good and in preparation to send astronauts to Mars.”Blue Origin was established by Jeff Bezos, who likewise established Amazon, the online market that made him a multi-billionaire.


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