Your order has been space-shipped: Amazon chief unveils lunar lander
10 May, 2019, 14:55 | Author: Emmett Howard
The Blue Moon initiative seeks to build infrastructure on the surface of Earth's natural satellite to the point that entrepreneurs can start building space businesses. This configuration could be used to send NASA astronauts to the surface of the Moon by 2024.
Blue Moon, as it's called, has actually been in development for three years, according toBlue Origin. With Blue Moon and other moon transportation options, humans might have the ability to establish habitats in space. Bezos also presented a new rocket engine called BE-7, which can blast 10,000 pounds (4,535 kg) of thrust. The lander would have liquid hydrogen-liquid oxygen propulsion, precision guidance, vertical landing and landing gear systems.
Former U.S. Rep. Robert Walker, a private space consultant who is working with Blue Origin, said it plans for a 2023 launch without people. Items on the top are expected to be lowered using a davit-type system inspired by naval vessels.
Meet the Blue Moon lander. Bezos also displayed a photo of a version of the lander that can accommodate astronauts, and said he hopes missions can commence by 2024. Bezos talked about the possibility of harnessing resources there for energy back home, since ours are bound to run out in the future. "We are going to build a road to space", Bezos told the audience. "That's a bad path".
He shared mock-ups of O'Neill cylinders, conceptual space colonies proposed by the physicist Gerard O'Neill that would rotate to simulate gravity and be able to sustain human and plant life.
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