A U.S. Senate vote last week keeps alive plans by Kent, Washington-based rocket maker Blue Origin and Colorado’s Lockheed Martin Space to build a lunar lander for NASA’s Artemis program returning U.S. astronauts to the moon.

The Senate, by a vote of 78-17, preserved $10 billion in funding for NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS), overcoming an objection by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, that it was a handout to Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos, one of the world’s wealthiest people.

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