Jeff Bezos’ space organization is taking NASA to government court after it chose SpaceX over Blue Origin for a lucrative project deal to put boots on the moon.
Blue Origin filed the petition against NASA in the US Court of Federal Claims on Monday. It challenges “NASA’s unlawful and improper evaluation of proposals” that were submitted for its Human Landing System Program. The dissent is fixed behind a defensive request and addresses the initial phase in government court to change NASA’s original decision.
A Blue Origin representative affirmed the claim.
In a statement, blue origin said: “We firmly believe that the issues identified in this procurement and its outcomes must be addressed to restore fairness, create competition, and ensure a safe return to the Moon for America,”
The company further added: ” it’s looking to remedy the flaws in the acquisition process found in NASA’s Human Landing System.”
The filing is Bezos’ subsequent attempt to change NASA’s choice to choose SpaceX for the multibillion-dollar project. Blue Origin documented an objection with the Government Accountability Office in April, under about fourteen days after NASA chose SpaceX.
In the dissent, Blue Origin said NASA had vowed to choose more than one organization for the venture. It said that the organization’s choice was “unjustifiable” and addressed favoritism toward SpaceX.
Blue Origin’s initial protest made SpaceX stop its development activities on its project for 95 days while the complaint was investigated.
Bezos’ space organization informed the government court of its impending lawsuit last week and mentioned the court request SpaceX to stop its agreement until the case could be explored, The Verge initially detailed. On the off chance that if the request is granted, SpaceX could confront even more months of delays.