As part of the Artemis program NASA planning to take humans to the Moon for the first time since 1972 submitted the tenders for this project to the bids of large companies. Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Boeing were among the most powerful names in the tender for the production of moon landing gear.
Although NASA stated that it would choose two companies in total for this tender, it rejected Blue Origin’s offer of $5.9 billion, accepting SpaceX’s $2.9 billion offer alone had signed an agreement. The famous billionaire Bezos did not find the deal appropriate and NASA considered illegal and inappropriate offer appealed to the federal court.
NASA needs to respond in court by October 12
In fact, this isn’t the first time Jeff Bezos has sued NASA over this bet. While it was previously stated that 2 companies would be selected, NASA only chose Elon Musk’s company, did not rejoice the famous businessman, Bezos applied to the court for this reason. The court dismissed Bezos’ allegations. NASA has the right to reconcile with as many companies as it wants. had stated.
Bezos, who did not give up on the job, then asked for the contract to be evaluated again. makes a second offer to NASA to cover its $2 billion expenses was found, but once again NASA had to reject Bezos. Blue Origin officials, who reapplied to the court, agreed with NASA in the memorandum signed in the middle of SpaceX. “basic issues”
By arguing that exists, reconciliation leads to unfair competition brought to language.
Blue Origin’s lawsuit may delay Moon mission:
As previously stated, NASA, which gave up giving the tender to two companies, stated that NASA was financially vulnerable in its defense in this matter, that is why he cannot give the tender to both companies. had explained. Although NASA is not now making a statement about the new lawsuit filed by Blue Origin, the space agency must review the allegations and respond by October 12. If the court finds Blue Origin justified, there is a possibility that NASA’s manned Moon program for 2024 will be delayed.