Blue Origin and Dynetics File Protests With GAO After SpaceX Wins NASA’s Moon Landing Contract

Private space companies Blue Origin and Dynetics are protesting with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) in response to NASA’s decision to make them a competitor. Spacex the sole winner of the contract for the construction of a lunar lander for the Artemis program.

Earlier this month NASA names SpaceX the sole winner of the competition between three companies to design and build a lunar lander that will send the next NASA astronauts to the moon along with Artemis. NASA Artemis program aims to return astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024 – an ambitious timetable set by the administration of former President Donald Trump and not revised since the administration of President Joe Biden came to power.

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