On Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk castigated ex-Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos on Twitter, quoting he has taken retirement only to file lawsuits against SpaceX. During the first week of August, Bezos’ Blue Origin NASA sued NASA for choosing Musk-owned SpaceX over his company for its crucial and esteem $2.9 billion Moon lander programme.
NASA, the US space agency stamped SpaceX’s contract on hold for the second time now. Musk took to Twitter to revert a follower: “Turns out Bezos retired in order to pursue a full-time job filing lawsuits against SpaceX…”
Amazon this week proposed US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to put down plans by SpaceX to launch the next in line satellites, that’ll fuel its space internet service called Starlink, however, FCC adjudicated the appeal. NASA agreed to halt SpaceX’s contract on the condition that all parties agreed to “an expedited litigation schedule that concludes on November 1,” a spokesperson for the agency averred.
“NASA officials are continuing to work with the Department of Justice to review the details of the case and look forward to a timely resolution of this matter,” the spokesperson added. Bezos on the other side wrote an open letter to the NASA Administrator. Bill Nelson had said that his company would close the US space agency’s near-term budgetary shortfall and produce a safe and sustainable lander that will return Americans to the surface of the Moon — this time to stay.
But, despite the delays, SpaceX has made swift progress on its Starship system and has moved the programme along using mostly private funds, the report said. The first Starship prototype bound for orbit will be ready for launch “in a few weeks,” Musk tweeted.
Bezos stepped down as the founder of Amazon established on July 5, 1994. He gave off as the CEO in July this FY and was succeeded by ex-AWS executive Andy Jassy.