Jeff Bezos' mission to the Moon


Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos said on Thursday he’s going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there.

Mr. Bezos said his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house, capable of carrying four rovers and using a newly designed rocket engine and souped-up rockets. It would be followed by a version that could bring people to the moon along the same timeframe as NASA’s proposed 2024 return.

Mr. Bezos, who was dwarfed by his mock-up of the Blue Moon vehicle at his presentation on Thursday, said, “This is an incredible vehicle and it’s going to the moon.”

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Printable version | Jan 21, 2020 12:14:00 PM |

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