Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Elon Musk is trolling Jeff Bezos as the space race is heating up between them

Elon Musk trolls Jeff Bezos as space race between world's richest men heats up

NEW DELHI: The space race between the world's two most extravagant men went into hyperdrive on Tuesday after Tesla boss Elon Musk attacked Jeff Bezos' endeavor to challenge a significant NASA contract. 

The two tycoons, who have been attempting to dispatch long-range orbital rockets, were going after a pined for contract from the public authority to assemble a spaceship to convey space explorers to the moon as ahead of schedule as 2024. 

Musk won. Bezos was unsettled. 

Bezos' Blue Origin on Monday recorded a dissent with the Government Accountability Office, blaming the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of moving the goal lines for contract bidders without a second to spare. 

Musk, who additionally drives SpaceX, terminated back with a tweet that said: "Can't get it up (to circle) haha." 

He didn't expand on the tweet, however stuck a screen capture of a 2019 report about Bezos uncovering Blue Origin's moon lander on a similar Twitter string. 

Blue Origin has fallen a long ways behind SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (ULA) on orbital transportation, missing out on billions of dollars of US public safety dispatch gets that start in 2022. ULA is a joint endeavor of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp. 

These rocket new businesses mostly intend to send satellites for customers into space at a moderate cost and reuse portions of rockets to hold costs under control. 

Blue Origin was managed another blow recently, when NASA granted SpaceX the lunar agreement. The pursued undertaking means to return people on the moon interestingly since 1972. 

"NASA has executed a defective securing for the Human Landing System program and moved the goal lines without a second to spare," Blue Origin said in a messaged articulation. 

"Their choice takes out promising circumstances for rivalry, essentially limits the stock base, and postponements, yet additionally imperils America's re-visitation of the moon. Hence, we've documented a dissent with the GAO." 

Musk's SpaceX offered alone while Amazon.com originator Bezos' Blue Origin banded together with Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corp and Draper. 

The recording of the 50-page fight by Blue Origin was accounted for before by the New York Times.

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