Jeff Bezos’ space company BlueOrigin has lost a lawsuit against NASA it filed over the agency’s decision to award a $2.9 billion contract to Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX to build a lunar lander to transport astronauts to the Moon, according to a federal court ruling.
Federal judge Richard A. Hertling ruled in favor of SpaceX, concluding a sealed complaint BlueOrigin filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in August, and said a protective order to seal documents in the lawsuit would remain in effect.
The ruling comes amid a heated billionaire space race between BlueOrigin, SpaceX and billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.
BlueOrigin took legal action against NASA saying the agency was “unlawful and improper” in its evaluation of three proposals for the lunar lander contract, including ones from Dynetics and BlueOrigin.
Read the full story on Forbes: forbes.com/sites/lisakim/2021/11/04/bezos-blue-origin-loses-lawsuit-against-nasa-over-lucrative-lunar-lander-contract-awarded-to-musks-spacex/?sh=28e28c582259
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