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Blue Origin challenges NASA contract awarded to SpaceX for Artemis moon lander

27/04/2021 10:51 PM | Click to read full article

Blue Origin announced Monday that it is protesting NASA's decision earlier this month to award a single $2.9 billion contract to SpaceX for development of a new lunar lander for the agency'sĀ Artemis moon program, rejecting competing proposals from Blue Origin and Dynetics.

"NASA has executed a flawed acquisition for the Human Landing System program and moved the goalposts at the last minute," Blue Origin, owned by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos, said in a statement.