The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) did not find violations in the contract between NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX to create a lunar lander module for $2.9 billion. The department did not agree with the claims of Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin. In an open letter, the company criticized the decision of NASA to choose only one company for the contract. A complaint from Dynetics was rejected as well. This company also planned to receive a lunar contract.
Last year, NASA selected three companies that could be contracted to build a lunar lander to deliver astronauts and cargo to the Moon. They included SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics. In April of this year, the agency announced the winner – it was SpaceX with the Starship project, which requested $2.9 billion and showed the best results in the technical analysis of the project. The cost of other offers varied significantly upward.
Blue Origin and Dynetics said in April this year that NASA was violating US law by entering into a $2.9 billion contract with a single contractor, SpaceX. During the proceedings, GAO experts concluded that "NASA reserves the right to make multiple awards, a single award, or no award at all." Based on this, it was decided that NASA does not violate applicable laws.