Jeff Bezos, left, and Elon Musk
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“I think I have expressed my thoughts on that front, I think you should put more of your energy into reaching orbit, [rather] what you demand, “Musk said Tuesday at the CodeCon 2021 conference in Beverly Hills, California.
“You can’t sue to get to the moon, no matter how good your lawyers are,” Musk added.
Bezos Blue Origin is suing SpaceX, via NASA, in the US Federal Claims Court on a $ 2.9 billion moon landing contract for astronauts that the agency awarded to Musk’s company earlier this year. Blue Origin launched a public relations offensive in August after the Government Accountability Office shot down the company’s protest, with Bezos’ company calls SpaceX’s Starship rocket “immensely complex and high-risk” to take NASA astronauts to the moon.
Further, Amazon has protested to the Federal Communications Commission over SpaceX’s proposals for its Starlink satellite Internet. Amazon is working on its own satellite Internet, called Project Kuiper, and said in a filing that SpaceX’s latest Starlink amendment “fails all the tests” from the FCC.
Musk’s company responded noting that Amazon “has filed objections to SpaceX on average about every 16 days this year,” and the CEO followed up on Twitter.
“Filing legal action against SpaceX is * actually * his full-time job,” Musk tweeted about Bezos on September 1.
Musk, speaking with Recode’s managing editor, Kara Swisher at CodeCon, said she didn’t know why Bezos wasn’t putting more effort into the space company he founded in 2000. While Bezos has doubled the amount of time he spends weekly at Origin blue, as CNBC reported on Monday, your commitment is limited to two afternoons a week.
When asked by Swisher if Musk had recently spoken to Bezos, Musk said “not verbally”, but “subtweet, so to speak.”
“I’ve encouraged him to emphasize putting into orbit,” Musk told Swisher.
Sir Richard Branson, left, in space with mission specialists Sirisha Bandla and Beth Moses on July 11, 2021.
Musk also said he thinks it’s “cool” that billionaires Bezos and Sir Richard Branson they are “spending money on the advancement of space.”
“I think [ultimately humanity should] we want to be a space civilization among the stars, “Musk said.” All these things that we see in science fiction, movies and books, we want them to be as real one day, not always fiction. So I think it’s good that people are spending their money on advancing space technology. “