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SpaceX’s NASA deal sparks reaction, as Blue Origin seeks to ‘learn more’ – Business Insider

NASA entered exclusive negotiations with SpaceX for a $2.9 billion contract, excluding Blue Origin and Dynetics after their first bids were too high.

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Many figures in the space and science communities are seeking more details about how NASA chose only SpaceX for its return to the moon, when the agency’s stated plans called for two commercial partners. 
SpaceX had been competing against Blue Origin and Dynetics for a pair of contracts for NASA’s Artemis program. But NASA on Friday announced SpaceX would get an exclusive $2.9 billion contract.
Blue Origin had partnered with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper to form “The National Team.” 

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