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NASA Tells SpaceX to Halt Lunar Lander Work Pending Contract Challenges

NASA’s resolution means SpaceX has to cease any work particularly associated to moon program contract (File)

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U.S. area company NASA has advised Elon Musk’s SpaceX to halt work below a contract it gained to develop a lunar spacecraft, pending the result of challenges by rival bidders on the U.S. Authorities Accountability Workplace, the company mentioned on Friday.

NASA’s resolution means SpaceX has to cease any work particularly associated to the moon program contract till the GAO makes a ruling, anticipated Aug. four on the newest.

A SpaceX spokesman didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Earlier this month, NASA awarded SpaceX the lunar contract over billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and protection contractor Dynetics.

The high-profile challenge goals to place people again on the moon for the primary time since 1972.

Blue Origin on Monday filed a protest with the GAO, arguing amongst different issues that NASA gave SpaceX the possibility to revise its bid however didn’t give that probability to Blue Origin.

Blue Origin additionally argues the choice extends SpaceX’s “monopolistic” management in area exploration.

The GAO confirmed that Dynetics has additionally challenged the NASA contract award to SpaceX.

“Pursuant to the GAO protests, NASA instructed SpaceX that progress on the HLS (human touchdown system) contract has been suspended till GAO resolves all excellent litigation associated to this procurement,” the company mentioned on Friday.

(This story has not been edited by The Press Reporter workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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