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Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2bn discount for Lunar Lander contract

Jeff Bezos has certainly been bitten by the space bug.

Fresh from his jaunt into space aboard his Blue Origin rocket, the billionaire has now offered to cover up to $2bn of NASA’s expenses in exchange for a contract to build a moon-landing vehicle.

Blue Origin would also self-fund a Blue Moon test launch, which would likely cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

In April, NASA awarded Elon Musk’s SpaceX a $2.89bn contract to build the next crewed lunar lander, but in a letter to NASA administrator Bill Nelson, Bezos said NASA should ‘embrace its original strategy of competition’.

The space race is on!

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