The American aerospace company Blue Origin, created by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, presented a mock-up of a spacecraft for a flight to the moon. The entrepreneur predicts that the next landing on Earth’s satellite may take place as early as 2024.
The presentation of the landing module called Blue Moon was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
It is noted that the Blue ship is noticeably larger than the Apollo spacecraft’s lunar module, which NASA used in its early missions. The ship is designed to work with or without a crew and is capable of carrying loads of up to 6.5 tons, including 4 autonomous rovers and a flying off stage for returning vehicles to Earth. Bezos did not specify the start date of the mission, but suggested that Blue Origin, in collaboration with NASA, could land the module on the satellite surface in 2024.
Today, the Moon is much more attractive to researchers and colonialists than during the days of cosmonaut Neil Armstrong. In particular, after it was established that there is water on its surface that can be drunk or converted into fuel:
Today one of the most important facts about the Moon is the presence of water on its surface. This is an incredibly valuable resource that can be found in the ice located in the constantly in the shadow of the craters at its poles. Jeff Bezos head of Amazon and Blue Origin.