NASA Accepts $ 2 Billion Offer From Jeff Bezos In Exchange For Contract


 After just six days of success and a historic moment to ‘touch’ space on July 20 with the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket, Jeff Bezos has made an offer to NASA to bear the cost of up to $ 2 billion.

The following offer is as a reward if the US space agency awards the Blue Origin company a contract in developing a spacecraft capable of carrying astronauts to the moon.

Bezos also noted that Blue Origin will ignore payments in the current and subsequent government fiscal years that hit values ​​of up to $ 2 billion and will pay for orbital missions for its technology inspections.

The statement was made via a message sent to NASA Administrative Officer Bill Nelson.

In addition, Bezos also explained that this offer would solve the problems faced by NASA in the original natural resource acquisition strategy due to short -term budget problems.

A NASA spokesman said the agency had received a letter from Bezos but declined to comment further on it on the grounds of a Blue Origin protest filed with the U.S. Accountability Office accusing the agency of giving an advantage to SpaceX.

This is because in April, NASA awarded Elon Musk’s SpaceX a $ 2.9 billion contract to build a spacecraft to bring astronauts to the moon as early as 2024.

Prior to choosing SpaceX, NASA had asked for a proposal for a spacecraft that could take astronauts to the moon under the Artemis program for the first time since 1972.