Blue Origin has filed a lawsuit against the federal government in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Monday over NASA’s decision to award SpaceX the lunar lander contract.
A Blue Origin spokesperson told FOX Business that the lawsuit, which has been approved by a judge to remain under seal, is an “attempt to remedy the flaws in the acquisition process found in NASA’s Human Landing System.”
“We firmly believe that the issues identified in this procurement and its outcomes must be addressed to restore fairness, create competition, and ensure a safe return to the Moon for America,” added the spokesperson.
A NASA spokesperson said the agency has been notified of the lawsuit and that officials are “currently reviewing details of the case.”
NASA previously selected SpaceX as the sole provider for the Human Landing System for the Artemis program which aims to develop a vehicle that it would use to land astronauts on the moon.
The federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) sided with NASA last month over its decision to pick a single lunar lander provider, rejecting Blue Origin’s protest.
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