Billionaire boys space race blasts into court

Court: the final frontier. These are the Voyages of Blue Origins' New Shepard. A multi-fiscal period investment to take daddy into low earth orbit, speed package delivery to the ISS, and to boldly sue any mother-fucker that gets in his way. Also to write off taxes.

Bezos' Blue Origin is suing NASA because they chose Musk's SpaceX to supply some space stuff over Blue Origin. NASA initially planned to use both but Congress gave them far less money than they asked for.


In a court filing on Friday, Blue Origin said it continued to believe that two providers were needed to build the landing system, which will carry astronauts down to the Moon's surface as early as 2024.

It also accused Nasa of "unlawful and improper evaluation" of its proposals during the tender process.

"We firmly believe that the issues identified in this procurement and its outcomes must be addressed to restore fairness, create competition and ensure a safe return to the Moon for America," Blue Origin said.

At the time of the award, Nasa's human exploration chief, Kathy Lueders, admitted that the space agency's current budget precluded it from selecting two companies. That was after Congress granted it only $850m of the $3.3bn it requested for the project.

Does this imply Blue Origin feels SpaceX is not a safe way to get "America" back to "the Moon?"