Bezos’ Blue Origin wins NASA contract to build astronaut lunar lander

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By Joey Roulette WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A team led by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin won a coveted $3.4 billion NASA contract to build a spacecraft to fly astronauts to and from the moon’s surface, the U.S. space agency said on Friday, a breakthrough for the company two years after it lost out to Elon Musk’s SpaceX in another competition. Blue Origin plans to build its 52-foot (16-meter) tall Blue Moon lander in partnership with Lockheed Martin Corp, Boeing Co, software firm Draper and robotics firm Astrobotic. NASA picked Blue Origin over a rival bid led by Leidos Inc-owned defense contractor Dynetic…

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