“This is an incredible vehicle.” That’s how the Amazon founder described his private space firm’s new lander, presented yesterday and designed to deliver “multiple metric tons” of payload — and eventually humans — to Earth’s satellite. The Blue Moon, powered by a liquid hydrogen engine that will be refueled by water mined on the moon, is part of what Bezos calls a “multi-generation vision” of populating space.
When is lift-off? Bezos said the Blue Moon could be ready to help NASA reach its goal of landing the first woman on the moon by 2024.
Check out this OZY op-ed about going to the moon — and beyond.