Elon Musk recently won a US government contract to build a ship on the moon. Jeff Bezos was not happy.
An air race between the two richest men in the world erupted into chaos Tuesday after Tesla chief executive Elon Musk stepped in to test Jeff Bezos’ attempt to challenge a major NASA deal.
The two billionaires, who have been trying to create long-range gemstones, were competing for a deal they would like from the United States government to build a ship to provide moons to the moon in 2024.
Musk won. Bezos was not happy.
Bezos’s Blue Origin on Monday submitted a demonstration to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), criticizing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for moving the goals of those who would buy the contract at the final.
Musk, who also directs SpaceX, retweeted the tweet: “I can’t stop it (to get around) lol.”
You can’t raise them (to rotate) lol
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 26, 2021
He did not name a tweet, but posted a picture of a 2019 report about Bezos revealing the Blue Origin heir to the same thread on Twitter.
Blue Origin lags far behind SpaceX and the United Launch Alliance (ULA) on orbits, losing billions of US national security assets starting in 2022. ULA is a joint venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp.
The introduction of rockets is primarily aimed at sending satellites to customers to orbit at a lower cost and also using rockets to reduce costs.
Earlier this month, NASA awarded SpaceX a monthly contract at Blue Origin by contractor Dynetics. The proposed project seeks to rehabilitate people for the first time since 1972.
“NASA has made a mistake in the Human Landing System program and relocated the space at the end,” Blue Origin said in an email.
“Their idea has eliminated competition, greatly reduced retail space, not only delays, but also threatened the return of America to the moon. As a result, we have staged demonstrations at GAO.”
GAO also confirmed that Dynetics had denied the possibility of NASA’s alliance with SpaceX. Dynetics did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
Musk’s SpaceX is claiming its own, with the founder of Bezos’ Blue Origin collaborating with Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corp and Draper.
The coverage of the 50-page Blue Origin exhibition was previously reported by The New York Times.