Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos each continue to compete in the space rocket business. In April, NASA announced that it would sign a contract with SpaceX to develop a lunar lander under the Artemis plan. However, Blue Origin, led by Bezos, dissatisfied and filed a complaint with the U.S. Accounting Office GAO, arguing that this time there was only one SpaceX company, although the two companies had previously signed a contract for risk diversification. It was dismissed, but this time, it is suing NASA and binding SpaceX’s feet.
There’s no way Elon Musk would be offended by this Blue Origin’s behavior. He gave Bezos a one-two punch during the recently held Code Conference 2021, saying that he would have to focus on getting to orbit before litigation, and that no matter how good an attorney he brought in and appealed, he wouldn’t get his way to the moon.
According to the report, Amazon flew 16 lawsuits and counter punches, saying that SpaceX had a record of filing a complaint with the U.S. government over procurement friction in the past. In fact, SpaceX sued the U.S. government after signing an Air Force rocket development contract with Blue Origin in 2019, but most of it was related to Starlink satellites directed to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, not NASA.
In response, Elon Musk immediately filed a lawsuit to allow SpaceX to compete, but Blue Origin responded by tweeting that it was hindering competition.
Until now, Amazon has protested several times against its competitor, SpaceX Starlink, against the progress of Project Kuiper, a satellite project, at its own expense. He also said he would fail.
SpaceX tweeted that Amazon was contesting Starlink once this year, roughly on the 16th of this year, and Elon Musk joked that Bezos could take legal action against SpaceX but what his full-time job is. did.
Elon Musk said that he believes that humanity should finally become a civilization across planets about Bezos and Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic, who are competing in the development of space. He said he thought it would be a good thing to spend money to develop space technology. Related information can be found here.