Musk and Bezos in war for the moon. On the table there are almost 3 billion dollars to bring man back to our natural satellite and NASA had chosen the Space X moon landing module project but Elon Musk’s colossus is now at the stake because the US space agency just suspended the $ 2.9 billion contract. The reason? “Jeff Bezos – founder of Amazon and Blue Origin – is not there and has summoned his lawyers: he sued and asked the United States judiciary to verify if his was not the best module project to land astronauts on the moon again »underlines the space historian Paolo D’Angelo, talking with the Ruetir about the space quarrel that broke out a few hours after the return of the last Space X mission ‘Dragon Crew 1’.
“We hope that all this legal battle now does not slow down the return to the moon program, the Artemis program, which will use the Space Launch System (SLS) carrier and the Orion capsule,” said D’Angelo. “This war between Musk and Bezos, a dispute between two of the richest billionaires on the planet, could in fact slow down the return to the moon since NASA had accelerated without many preambles – comments the space historian – to give 2.9 billion dollars to Space X to build the lunar descent module ». A module, D’Angelo underlines, “which would have served, once they arrived in orbit around the Moon with the Orion capsule, to ‘moon’, that is, to return a man and a woman to the surface of our natural satellite”.