"Blue Origin" complains "NASA" for being excluded from making its lunar module
Months after denouncing NASA's decision to choose SpaceX to build its next spacecraft to land on the moon, Blue Origin announced that it had filed a complaint in federal court against the US space agency.
In a statement, a spokesman for the space company founded by Jeff Bezos said that "Blue Origin has filed a complaint with the Federal Court of Compensation Claims in the United States," describing this initiative as "an attempt to correct deficiencies in the path to awarding the contract approved by NASA."
"It is our firm conviction that the problems identified in the contract award process must be fixed to restore neutrality, create competition, and secure the safe return of the United States to the Moon," he added.
In April, the US Space Agency announced that it had assigned the company owned by Elon Musk, a project to manufacture a manned lunar lander, worth $2.9 billion.
Other participants in this solicitation, including "Blue Origin", filed a first complaint in April with the Congressional Public Accounts Control Authority (GAO), arguing that the evaluation mechanism approved by "NASA" was not fair, and that the agency should have granted Bidding for several destinations.