Jeff Bezos Unveils New ‘Blue Moon’ Lunar Lander
Jeff Bezos Unveils New
‘Blue Moon’ Lunar Lander In a press event in Washington DC on May 9,
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos laid out the future
plans of his space company, Blue Origins.
He detailed his long-term vision of having
communities on the moon, in order to support
the expansion and preservation of human life.
via statement Bezos then went on to reveal the company's
latest project, a four-legged lander designed
to carry humans and cargo to the moon.
‘Blue Moon’ reportedly weighs 33,000
pounds, and is capable of transporting
more than 14,000 pounds in flight.
In addition, the lander will also be able
to deploy moon-orbiting satellites while
descending to the moon’s surface.
Bezos did not reveal specific launch dates for
‘Blue Moon,’ but said its rocket motor would
be tested for the first time this coming summer.