NASA awards $43.2 million to space tech companies including Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin

October 2, 2019

The dreams of tech giants to head into space have been given a bit of a financial boost. Recently, NASA awarded $43.2 million to 14 companies to develop space technology. The amounts given to each company vary, but Blue Origin, founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, received the most lucrative contract at $10 million.

Each company selected will work on technology to help enable NASA’s Moon to Mars program. The first mission, Artemis, hopes to send humans back to the Moon by 2024. After that, NASA aims to head to Mars, and possibly beyond.