[text / observer Zhang chenjing] according to US media on August 15, a person familiar with the matter disclosed that the US Department of justice had abruptly resigned in May this year, and former deputy director of the manned space program of NASA (NASA) had resigned abruptly Loverro, who was suspected of illegally disclosing information to Boeing about competing for the construction of NASA’s new manned lunar lander, prompted Boeing to revise its offer based on the information obtained. On May 21, the week before SpaceX’s original launch date, Doug loverow, NASA’s deputy director of manned space programs, suddenly resigned. At the time, lovro sent an email to colleagues, vaguely mentioning that he was responsible for one of his mistakes. Loverow did not elaborate or mention any investigation into his actions, but wrote that he believes these actions are necessary to fulfill the NASA mission and that he must bear the consequences alone. < p > < p > on August 15, US media reported that the US Department of justice was investigating whether loverow had provided information about the competition for the construction of NASA’s new manned lunar lander to Jim Chilton, senior vice president of Boeing’s aerospace and launch division, outside of the established procurement channels. People familiar with the matter said loverow told Chilton that Boeing would be eliminated based on cost and technology assessments. Within a few days, however, Boeing submitted a revised proposal. At that time, however, NASA had decided that it was too late to submit the revised bidding proposal and would not consider it. < / P > < p > in April, NASA awarded a $1 billion contract to Musk’s SpaceX, Amazon founder Bezos’s blue origin, and dynetics. The report said that the failure to obtain the contract was a blow to Boeing, and many industry insiders were surprised that Boeing was not selected. < / P > < p > according to people familiar with the matter, the investigation into lovro is still at an early stage and it is not clear whether the investigation will eventually constitute a criminal case. Others revealed that several Boeing middle managers, including a lawyer, had been dismissed after the incident was exposed. < / P > < p > if the allegation turns out to be true, according to the U.S. Department of justice, loverow may have violated the procurement integrity act, which “prohibits the publication of information on source selection and contractor bids or proposals.”. People familiar with the matter also said the Justice Department is still investigating Mr. loverow’s connection with another bidder.