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SpaceX’s NASA contract has sparked reaction from industry figures seeking details. Blue Origin says it is ‘looking to learn more about the selection.’ – Business Insider Australia

NASA entered exclusive negotiations with SpaceX for a $2.9 billion contract, excluding Blue Origin and Dynetics after their first bids were too high.

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  • SpaceX on Friday was awarded an exclusive $2.9 billion contract to help NASA return to the moon.
  • NASA and SpaceX negotiated a contract, excluding Blue Origin based on its high first bid.
  • “We are looking to learn more about the selection,” a Blue Origin spokesperson told Insider.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Many figures in the space and science communities are seeking more details about how NASA chose only SpaceX for its return to the moon, when the agency’s stated plans called for…

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