Elon Musk mocks Blue Origin for NASA complaint
There NASA chose the lunar lander of SpaceX to bring astronauts back to the moon e Blue Origin called in the space agency, complaining of irregularities in the decision. For Elon Muskhowever, Blue Origin is expected to lend more attention to space than to courts. “You can’t get sued until you get to the moon, no matter how good your lawyers are.”
Elon Musk has his say on Blue Origin’s complaint to NASA
During an interview at the Code conference, Kara Swisher teased Elon Musk about the controversial situation of the lunar landers. The landing pods will be privately built, with NASA picking the best offer. The Agency chose that of SpaceX, but Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin denounced NASA why he allegedly committed irregularities in awarding the tender.
“It should put more energy into getting into orbit and less into legal battles,” Musk says of “fellow billionaire” Jeff Bezos. “You can’t report until you get to the moon, no matter how good your lawyers are ”. But Musk hasn’t stopped making fun of his rivals’ efforts in the space economy. Supported by the laughter of the audience, he has downsized the flight that Bezos with Blue Origin and Richard Branson with Virgin Galactic they did at the edge of Earth’s orbit. “Suborbital is a step in the direction of orbital. But it is still tough to do something in space ”.
When Swisher asked directly about the commitment of the two rival billionaires in space travel, however, he returns serious to say: “I think it’s hard to spend money on the advancement of space.”
More than the substance of space travel and the lunar lander debate, Musk’s comments seem to speak of rivalry between tycoons who invest in the space economy. Musk just passed Bezos again on Forbes’ list of the richest men in the world, reaching 200 billion while the founder of Amazon stops at 193 billion.
Space exploration enthusiasts, on the other hand, have their eyes already on the Moon, where men (and the first woman) will soon be walking again. To then use the journey on our satellite to the first interplanetary human flight to Mars.