NASA hired 3 private companies to create space stations

One of the private companies that won the important contract with NASA is Blue Origin by Jeff Bezos

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has decided to offer public contracts to three private companies in the United States to develop commercial space stations, after they evaluated 11 candidates in a bidding process.

The companies that were selected by the Space Agency are: Nanoracks LLC, Northrop Grumman and Jeff Bezos’ company, Blue Origin. In total, the companies will receive more than $ 400 million under the Low Earth Orbit Business Development (CLD) program.

NASA aims to create space stations but commercial, which will be the replacement of the International Space Station (ISS). This initiative would make the agency a client of the commercial space industry, which will likely allow them to save costs while focusing primarily on research and exploration.

NASA will give 130 million to Blue Origin

In the case of Blue Origin, it will receive $ 130 million for the development of Orbital Reef, a free-flying space station concept that was first announced by the company in early October.

Orbital Reef is a project that would be developed in association with the maker of the winged Dream Chaser space plane called Sierra Space. Jeff Bezos’ company has revealed that before 2030 the station

Orbital Reef will be fully operational.
In addition to Bezos, in the space flight business are Elon Musk with Space Exploration Technologies Corp. and Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc.
By July 2014, Jeff Bezos had invested more than 500 million in Blue Origin. Even as of March 2016, the vast majority of funding to support technology development and operations at Blue Origin comes from private investment from Jeff Bezos.