Posted 20 августа 2021, 06:09

Published 20 августа 2021, 06:09

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NASA suspends contract with SpaceX in connection with Bezos lawsuits

20 августа 2021, 06:09
NASA suspended but in November 2021 the execution of the contract for the development of a system for landing a man on the lunar surface, the main contractor of which is the private company SpaceX Elon Musk.

To pause the work on the contract NASA decided in order to speed up the course of the trial, which began after the appeal to the court on August 13 by Jeff Bezos' company Blue Origin. The company demanded to verify the legality of NASA's decision to select Musk's company to develop the specified system under the Artemis program.

- In exchange for the temporary cessation of work, the parties agreed to an expedited court proceedings, which will be completed on November 1, - pointed out by representatives of NASA, in an interview SpaceNews.

Blue Origin believes that NASA did not provide the company with the opportunity to revise the application for participation in the competition to send a man to the moon, when the program funding was cut from $ 3.3 billion to $ 850 million. participants, but with a cut budget, the option of a hundred is impossible.

Recall that in December 2017, President Trump signed a directive in which a new task was set for NASA - to return to manned flights to the moon by 2024. In the same year, NASA announced the start of the Artemis program. The administration of the new American President Joe Biden has confirmed the project.