Jeff Bezos is going all out to be part of NASA's new lunar adventure.
In an open letter to Bill Nelson, the administrator of the US space agency, the founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, strikes back.
I propose to restore competition on the lunar lander program, closing the NASA budget deficit and producing a safe and durable lander that will bring Americans back to the moon,
" he wrote.
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The lack of budget has, according to Jeff Bezos, led Nasa to choose only one supplier, SpaceX, instead of two, as initially planned.
Blue Origin offers to sign a check for $ 2 billion to NASA so that it retains it as the second supplier, as part of the Artemis missions.
The first manned flight, which will mark the return of the United States to the Moon since the end of the Apollo program in 1972, is scheduled for 2024.
Far behind SpaceX
In short, Bezos lost the competition.
He does not accept it.
And decides to buy his ticket
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