After being objected, NASA shelved exclusive cooperation with SpaceX’s lunar craft



After NASA made an unconventional decision to let SpaceX monopolize the Artemis lunar landing craft contract, the two companies that were unsuccessful, Blue Origin and Dynetics, filed objections to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. This move is now having an effect. Earlier, NASA has confirmed to the public that their cooperation with SpaceX will be temporarily shelved during the verification and investigation by the Accountability Office.

according to SpaceNews According to the statement, the verification may not be completed until August 4 at the latest. Earlier, Blue Origin accused NASA of “changing the standards at the last minute” and made a “high-risk” decision. And Dynetics also questioned NASA’s practice of taking only one of the three, saying that it chose “the most anti-competitive and high-risk option at the moment.”