The General Office of Control of the United States (GAO) did not find violations in the contract between NASA and SpaceX Elon Musk to create a lunar module for $ 2.9 billion. The department did not agree with the claims of Blue Origin of Jeff Bezos. The company complained that NASA chose only one company for the contract.
“NASA did not violate the law or public procurement rules by awarding the contract to only one company … In deciding to award the contract, NASA was guided by the fact that it has funding for only one,” the GAO said in a statement.
Blue Origin intends to continue to pursue its claims. “There were serious problems with NASA’s decision that the GAO was unable to resolve due to its own limited competence,” the company said in a statement quoted by AP.
Jeff Bezos this week offered to provide NASA with $ 2 billion in funding in exchange for his company’s participation in the preparation of missions to the moon. Mr. Bezos sent an open letter with such a proposal to the leadership of NASA.
More details – in the material “Kommersant FM” “Jeff Bezos swung to the moon.”