The US space agency has been taken to court by Jeff Bezos’s aerospace company Blue Origin over a £2.14billion ($2.9billion) lunar lander contract awarded to Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
Mr Nelson said NASA had not been allowed under law to contact SpaceX, leaving NASA in the dark about the development of the company’s Starship lunar lander.
The US Court of Federal Claims ruled against Blue Origin last week, putting an end to a months-long legal battle.
Earlier this summer, Blue Origin’s lawyers accused NASA of conducting “unlawful and improper evaluation of proposals”.
After the decision was announced, NASA said in a statement: “NASA will resume work with SpaceX under the Option A contract as soon as possible.
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