Elon Musk repeated criticisms of fellow billionaire space mogul Jeff Bezos at the CodeCon 2021 conference in Beverly Hills on Tuesday as their respective companies continue to battle in federal court and in front of regulators.
“I think I’ve expressed my thoughts on that front – I think he should put more of his energy into getting to orbit, [rather] than lawsuits,” Musk said, adding, “You cannot sue your way to the moon, no matter how good your lawyers are.”
Bezos’ Blue Origin is suing SpaceX, by way of NASA, in the U.S. Federal Court of Claims over a $2.9 billion astronaut lunar lander contract the agency awarded Musk’s company earlier this year.
Blue Origin went on a public relations offensive in August with Bezos’ venture describing SpaceX’s Starship rocket an “immensely complex and high risk” way to send NASA astronauts to the moon.
Musk’s company responded by pointing out that Amazon “has lodged objections to SpaceX on average about every 16 days this year,” with the CEO following up on Twitter.
“Filing legal actions against SpaceX is *actually* his full-time job,” Musk tweeted of Bezos on Sept. 1.