Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2 billion to get moon exploration contract for his space company

Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2 billion to get moon exploration contract for his space company



The world's richest man, Jeff Bezos has taken the battle for space exploration between his rocket company Blue Origin and Elon Musk's SpaceX to another level as he offered the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) up to $2 billion to get space exploration contract.



In an open letter, the Amazon founder and chairman appealed to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, offering to cover billions of dollars in the US space agency's costs with hopes that his Space company, Blue Origin can be reconsidered for a contract to build the space vehicle that will land the next astronauts on the moon.







NASA originally intended to have at least two private-sector companies compete to build the spacecraft that will ferry astronauts to the lunar surface for the Artemis moon landing missions — a project called the Human Landing System (HLS). NASA expects to land the first woman and the next man on moon's south pole in 2024 . Humans last explored the lunar surface during the final Apollo mission, Apollo 17, in 1972.Latest Post
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