• NASA just gave $44 million to 6 private companies - including Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin - to develop 'tipping point' space technologies

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

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    NASA just awarded six private companies a total of $44 million.
    The agency's "Tipping Point" program is intended to help the commercial space industry push next-generation technologies over the finish line.
    The projects awarded funding include new moon-landing systems and a method to recover expensive rocket engines.
    NASA is doling out a total of $44 million in awards among six private companies, including Jeff Bezos' secretive rocket company, Blue Origin .
    The new contracts are part of the agency's third " Tipping Point " competition and an ongoing push to...
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