Blue Origin lost at least 17 top staffers weeks after SpaceX was awarded the $2.9 billion NASA moon-lander contract, reports say

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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 left to join Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

As CNBC reported, this was not the only high-level departure. Many other engineers and key leaders have also left, it said. Read more

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