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Blue Origin lost at least 17 high-level staff after SpaceX was awarded the $2.9 billion NASA moon-lander contract, reports say

Blue Origin lost at least 17 high-level staff after SpaceX was awarded the $2.9 billion NASA moon-lander contract, reports say

A team led by Blue Origin was one of three bidders for the lunar contract.
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Blue Origin lost about 17 high-level employees so far this year, CNBC reported.




Some of the staffers left after SpaceX won a NASA lunar contract.




Others left after Jeff Bezos went to space, Fox Business reported.




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At least 17 top staffers at Blue Origin left the company this year, with many departing in the weeks after founder Jeff Bezos flew into space, CNBC reported.The news follows a report by Insider's Kate Duffy on Tuesday, which revealed that a lead engineer had left to join Elon Musk's SpaceX.As CNBC reported, this was not the only high-level departure. Many other engineers and key leaders had also left, it said.Several of those departing had been part of the team that tried to land a high-profile NASA lunar contract, the outlet said. Fox Business said it confirmed the departure of about a dozen employees.
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