Jeff Bezos, the blue millionaire, is suing NASA over a $2.9 billion contract for a lunar landing mission with Ilona Mask.
Blue Origin described the transaction as “unfair” and said it had “fundamental flaws.” The disagreement occurred as a result of NASA’s choice to engage in a single-company deal rather than two. Bezos emphasized the importance of both firms sending people to the moon in 2024. During the tender, Blue Origin also accused NASA of “illegal and inappropriate assessment” of its bids. At the same time, the results will be revised to “restore fairness, stimulate competition, and secure America’s safe return to the moon.”
NASA already stated that the agency’s existing budget does not enable them to select between two businesses. The $ 3.3 billion projects were only given $ 850 million by Congress. Bezos proposed to cover up to $ 2 billion in NASA expenditures in return for a contract review in July, but it was declined.NASA has until October 12 to reply to Blue Origin’s lawsuit. Ilona Maska, the CEO of SpaceX, has yet to respond to Bezos’ actions.NASA aims to send American astronauts back to the moon for the first time since 1972 as part of its mission.