Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos (left) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Axel Springer
Blue Origin and SpaceX were among five companies that won NASA moon-lander contracts on Tuesday.
Both companies will design “sustainable” landers for NASA to regularly send astronauts to the moon.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX won a $9.4 million contract and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin won a $25.6 million contract.
NASA announced on Tuesday that it had awarded five US companies, including Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, a total of $146 million in contracts to develop moon-lander designs.
The contracts are part of NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to send astronauts back to the moon by 2024.
SpaceX received a contract worth $9.4 million, while Blue Origin got a