Bezos company aims to take people to moon by 2024 — Blue Origin

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Mr Bezos, who has talked about his broader vision of enabling a future in which millions of people live and work in space, has been intent on moving Blue Origin closer to commercialisation.

"The kids here and their kids and grandchildren will build these colonies".

"But in the not-too-distant future - I'm talking decades, maybe 100 years - it'll start to be easier to do a lot of the things that we now do on Earth in space, because we'll have so much energy".

A larger variant of the lander, now in development, can land an ascent vehicle which will allow the company to send humans to the moon and bring them back by 2024. "We're going to leave it, and it's going to make this planet better", Mr Bezos told GeekWire. "And then incredible things will happen". Below you'll find more information about these announcements. Blue Origin is serious about space.

During his speech, Bezos gushed about the specifications of the lander, the efficiency of the engines and how much it could carry.

But for the first 15 years of its existence, Blue Origin operated quietly. The BE-7 will have its first hotfire this summer. He said felt confident that Blue Origin could meet the 2024 lunar landing deadline recently set by Vice President Mike Pence, CNBC reported.

Bezos noted that he had studied and thought about rockets since he was 5 years old.

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Space companies have in the past made big announcements with goals that never came true. "I won a lottery ticket called Amazon.com".

"A very fundamental long-range problem is that we will run out of energy on Earth", Bezos said at the event. Bezos will retain control of Blue Origin after his divorce this year. That spacecraft is created to take space tourists on short hops into space, where passengers will experience just a few minutes of weightlessness before New Shepard's passenger capsule returns to Earth's surface. NASA put the first and only people on the moon in the Apollo program, starting with Apollo 11 in July 1969. Observations by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) have indicated that the Shackleton Crater is likely 22 percent ice. There is mention of an even larger rocket, New Armstrong, but no details have been released. "It's time to go back to the moon, this time to stay".

Blue Origin had been teasing the idea of a lunar lander called Blue Moon over the past two years.

The new moon race has a lower profile than the one in the 1960s.

Nasa had been planning a... It can land anywhere on the moon, and has enough power for long missions.

Last May he said human beings would one day leave Earth to explore heavy industry in the solar system.

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