Jeff Bezos loses bid to block NASA’s contract with SpaceX
People watch as the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from launch pad 39 A at NASA’ s Kennedy Space Center on April 11, 2019, in Titusville, Fla.. - Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America/TNS

The U.S. Government Accountability Office upheld NASA’s decision to make Elon Musk’s SpaceX the sole winner of a contract to develop the next lunar lander, despite protests from Jeff Bezos, who has argued that it is unfair to grant a single company the award. Back in April, NASA opted to award its $2.9 billion contract to SpaceX, rejecting a bid from Bezos’ Blue Origin, which partnered with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper. The space agency initially intended to have at least two private-sector companies compete to build a spacecraft for the first moon landing since 1972 — an initi...