Bernie Sanders is trying to block Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin from getting $10 billion NASA funding for a moon-landing mission

Published May 25 2021 at 9:37 AM GMT
  • Bernie Sanders is trying to stop NASA giving money to Blue Origin, the space exploration company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
  • Sanders on Monday submitted an amendment to the Endless Frontier Act, an act created in April with the goal of keeping the US space program competitive with other countries.
  • Sanders' amendment, as spotted by The Verge's Joey Roulette, states its purpose is to: "eliminate the multi-billion dollar Bezos Bailout.
  • The "bailout" refers to an amendment submitted by Democratic Sen Maria Cantwell earlier this month.
  • Cantwell's amendment addressed NASA's plans to return to the moon, codenamed Project Artemis, and called for an extra $10 billion in funding while instructing NASA to pick a second company to construct the moon landers for Artemis.



  • Published May 25, 2021 9:37 AM GMT