• Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Is Designing a ‘Large Lunar Lander’

    Date:4 October 2018 Author: Brendon Petersen Tags:, ,

    Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company Blue Origin is currently designing a “large lunar lander” called Blue Moon, according to a statement released on Tuesday.

    In order to establish its lofty goal of transitioning humanity into a species that can “live and work” in space, Blue Origin says:

    “The next logical step in this path is a return to the Moon. To do this we need reusable access to the lunar surface and its resources. We’re in the conceptual design phase of a large lunar lander that will provide that access called Blue Moon.”

    Blue Origin is partnering with MT Aerospace and the German technology corporation OHB on a future lunar mission. In a statement on Tuesday, OHB said: “The companies have partnered on a future Blue Moon mission to the lunar surface – Blue Origin’s lunar lander capable of bringing several metric tons of cargo to the Moon.” The mission will ostensibly ferry a payload to the moon via Blue Origin’s reusable orbital rocket New Glenn.

    The billionaire Amazon CEO has long expressed ambitions to build a formidable, low-cost space exploration company capable of shuttling paying customers into low-Earth orbit. Bezos has also expressed ambitions to orchestrate a moon landing by 2023 and to eventually establish a lunar colony.

    It now appears those ambitions are slowly starting to bear fruit.

    Source: Blue Origin via Reuters

    Originally posted on Popular Mechanics

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