Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin wins NASA contract to build moon lander
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A team led by Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin won a coveted NASA contract to build a spacecraft to send astronauts to and from the moon’s surface, NASA’s chief announced on Friday, capping a high-stakes contest.

NASA’s decision will give the agency a second ride to the moon under its Artemis program, after it awarded Elon Musk’s SpaceX $3 billion in 2021 to land astronauts on the moon for the first time since the final Apollo mission in 1972.


Jeff Bezos unveils  Blue Origin's space exploration lunar lander rocket called Blue Moon in 2019.
Jeff Bezos unveils Blue Origin’s space exploration lunar lander rocket called Blue Moon in 2019.
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Bezos addressing the media in 2017.
Bezos addressing the media in 2017.
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk
NASA’s decision will give the agency a second ride to the moon under its Artemis program, after it awarded Elon Musk’s SpaceX a $3 billion contract in 2021.
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Those initial missions using SpaceX’s Starship system are slated for later this decade.

The Blue Origin contract is valued at roughly $3.4 billion, NASA’s exploration chief Jim Free said, with Blue Origin privately contributing “well north” of that amount, Blue Origin’s lunar lander head John Couluris said.

Blue Origin has said little about its latest moon lander proposal beyond naming its corporate partners, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, spacecraft software firm Draper, and robotics firm Astrobotic.

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