SpaceX beats Blue Origin in the NASA case and Musk makes fun of Bezos
The space company Blue Origin by Jeff Bezos lost a case against the NASA for a multi-billion dollar contract awarded to SpaceX. This incredible news prompted Elon Musk to celebrate by posting a meme addressed to his billionaire rival. Let’s find out the details.
SpaceX beats Blue Origin: Musk makes fun of Bezos
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 4, 2021
The US Federal Court ruled against Blue Origin from Jeff Bezos in the company’s lawsuit against NASA on a contract for a lunar lander for astronauts assigned to SpaceX from Elon Musk earlier this year. Federal Judge Richard Hertling sided with the defense in his ruling, completing a month-long battle after Blue Origin quoted NASA in August.
A spokesman Blue Origin said in a statement to CNBC that the company’s lawsuit “highlighted important safety issues with the Human Landing System procurement process that still need to be addressed.”
The company further stated:
Getting astronauts back to the moon safely through NASA’s public-private partnership model requires a procurement process without prejudices along with a sound politics which incorporates redundant systems and promotes competition. Blue Origin remains deeply committed in the success of the Artemis program.
NASA and SpaceX did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the ruling. However Elon Musk did not miss the opportunity for per making fun of his multi-billion dollar opponent by publishing a cute meme, which you can see in the post above.
NASA in April awarded SpaceX the only contract for the Human Landing System program of the agency with a competitive process. With a value of $ 2.9 billionSpaceX’s contract will see the company use its rocket Starship to bring astronauts to the surface of the Moon during NASA’s upcoming Artemis missions.