Bad news for American billionaire Jeff Bezos and his company Blue Origin. In fact, the complaint filed by the latter (which challenged a NASA decision after awarding a contract to Elon Musk’s SpaceX company) was dismissed. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) that made the decision was not convinced by the arguments put forward by the company led by the founder of Amazon.
“SpaceX submitted the cheapest proposal with the highest rating”
In his decision, he said he rejected “arguments that NASA acted inappropriately in awarding a single contract to SpaceX.” In addition, the GAO justified its decision by the fact that “NASA awarded an award to SpaceX for a total assessed price of $ 2,941,394,557.” But, after arguing that: “SpaceX submitted the cheapest proposal with the highest rating, and that the bids submitted by Blue Origin and Dynetics were significantly more expensive, NASA also concluded that the agency did not have the funds to award more than a prize “.
She had selected several companies
As a reminder, Blue Origin disapproves of the fact that NASA awarded only SpaceX, a contract for which it had selected several companies including Dynetics, Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s company, during the month of April 2020. This, in order to send a team of astronauts to the surface of the moon from 2024. A year later, the US federal agency decided to choose only SpaceX, to the chagrin of Jeff Bezos and his company Blue Origin.