Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin redacted lunar lander lawsuit vs NASA-SpaceX offer

The facade of Blue Origin’s new rocket engine factory in Huntsville, Alabama.

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The U.S. Federal Court of Statements on Wednesday unveiled a redacted model of the lawsuit by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin towards NASA over the valuable lunar lander deal awarded to Elon Musk’s SpaceX before this calendar year.

“Traditionally a staunch advocate for prioritizing security, NASA inexplicably disregarded key flight security requirements for only SpaceX, in order to choose and make award to a SpaceX proposal that assessed as tremendously large danger and immensely intricate, even before the waiver of safety prerequisites,” Blue Origin claimed in the lawsuit submitted in August.

Blue Origin’s complaint came soon after the U.S. Federal government Accountability Business denied the firm’s protest, upholding NASA’s selection.

The congressional watchdog’s ruling backed the room agency’s shock announcement in April that NASA awarded SpaceX with a lunar lander agreement really worth about $2.9 billion. SpaceX was competing with Blue Origin and Dynetics for what was expected to be two contracts, right before NASA awarded only a solitary deal owing to a lower-than-expected allocation for the software from Congress.

Study the whole copy of Blue Origin’s redacted lawsuit down below.

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