Dispute over Nasa contract escalates: Amazon-Bezos sues US government

It is the next level of escalation in the dispute between billionaires Jeff Bezos (57) and Elon Musk (50). The space company Blue Origin of Amazon founder Bezos has sued the US government for a billion-dollar contract with the competitor SpaceX from Tesla founder Elon Musk, according to several media reports.

As Blue Origin announced on Monday, the lawsuit goes into “errors” in the award procedure for the new lunar module of the NASA space agency. The company awarded the $ 2.9 billion (2.65 billion Swiss francs) contract to SpaceX in April.