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Blue Origin offers NASA $2B for lunar contract

Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos made an offer to the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to cover $2 billion of the agency's costs in order for his company to be given a lunar lander contract.

In an open letter to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, the billionaire businessman said his company Blue Origin would wave those payments in the current and next two federal fiscal years in order to be given a chance to make a spacecraft that would bring astronauts back to the lunar surface.

The move was made after NASA, in April, awarded Elon Musk's SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to land its Blue Ghost lander on the Moon in 2023.

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