Jeff Bezos clearly enjoyed hislast month, but his ambitions extend well beyond the occasional stratospheric joyride. He sees big business opportunities in space — hence his startup Blue Origin — and he’s not taking no for answer.
So when NASA said no to Blue Origin’s bid for a contract to build the vehicle that carries astronauts back to the moon, picking Elon Musk’s SpaceX instead, Bezos didn’t back down., alleging flaws in NASA’s acquisition process. It’s not just the space agency, though. There’s also tension between Bezos and Musk, two billionaires with strong visions for humanity’s future in space.
Eric Mack’s story on that feud is among the many in-depth features and thought-provoking commentaries that appeared on CNET this week. So here you go. These are the stories you don’t want to miss.
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