The Verge reports:
The Government Accountability Office squashed Blue Origin’s protest over NASA’s decision to pick a single lunar lander contractor, the agency said Friday, also denying a similar protest from Dynetics.
The GAO’s decision keeps Blue Origin’s rival, Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the sole winner of NASA’s lucrative Moon lander program and hands a loss to Jeff Bezos, whose space company waged a months-long fight to win the same funding.
The GAO found that NASA “reserved the right to make multiple awards, a single award, or no award at all.” Musk responded to the news by tweeting “GAO” with a flexing bicep emoji.
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News – GAO denies Blue Origin and Dynetics protests of NASA awarding the Human Landing System contract to SpaceX.
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