9 2.9 billion. This is the largest NASA agreement signed with SpaceX on April 16 for the Artemis project. Launched on the orders of Donald Trump, the project aims to bring a team to the lunar soil by 2024. In this context, Elon Musk’s company was responsible for building the first human lunar lander. The US space agency has finally decided to terminate the deal Blue look And Dynamics, two companies competing with SpaceX.
SpaceX will continue its test flights
It is the Office of Public Accountability (GAO) equivalent to the French court auditors, which is responsible for a decision that is expected before August 4th. She has the responsibility of managing federal contract conflicts. It will therefore have to rule on whether the criticisms of both companies are reasonable and whether this agreement should be rescinded.
According to On the edge, SpaceX’s Starship Rocket System won the competition due to its massive cargo capacity and low cost. It doesn’t really trust Jeff Bezos’ company, Blue Origin. He believes NASA changed the allocation rules last time, which may have changed the situation.
This suspension should not prevent the company from continuing test flights to its base in Boca Chica, Texas. A launch is precisely planned for the coming days with the approval of the Federal Aviation Administration. Meanwhile, true to himself, Elon Musk started a series of jokes on Twitter, contradicting the situation.
Can’t wake it up (in orbit) lol
– Elon Musk (ol Elon Musk) April 26, 2021
The millionaire was not on his first attempt. He recently announced on social media his desire to create a new city called “Starbase” in Texas. It will be the municipality located on the launch pad of SpaceX’s Starship Rocket. This idea is far from seducing citizens, and you can find more information about it here In the article We are dedicated to this colorful story.