Elon Musk vs. Jeff Bezos – Rivalry Extends to the Moon

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos are in a race to land the first astronauts on the moon since 1972.

Founder and CEO of Tesla  (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc Report Elon Musk won a coveted NASA contract in April to build a spacecraft to transport NASA astronauts to and from the surface of the moon as part of the SpaceX's Artemis program.

Chief executive and founder of Amazon  (AMZN) - Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is lobbying Congress for NASA to award two contracts.

Appropriators need to allocate $10 billion to fund both contracts.

Blue Origin is auctioning off one seat for its first astronaut mission to space on July 20.

Watch the video or read TheStreet's Fionna Agomuoh, who details the auction and the 11-minute ride, here.

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