Jeff Bezos’ Aerospace Company Unveils Lunar Lander

Amazon HQ3: the moon?

Blue Moon walk for Bezos

The Moon lander, a vehicle designed to land on the Moon. Jeff Bezos is CEO of Amazon / Blue Origin, and the world’s richest man. Bezos unveiled the technological innovaion mock-up of a lunar lander designed by Blue Origin, his space exploration company. With this lander, Bezos envisions astronauts returning to the moon in the next few years. This is a goal Donald Trump set for 2024.

The four-legged lander could carry two to four passengers and has an upper deck designed to hold different types of cargo. Its liquid hydrogen-powered rocket engine generates 10,000 pounds of thrust, according to the company. Fully loaded with fuel, it weighs about 33,000 pounds and has a payload capacity of up to 6.5 metric tons, or more than 14,000 pounds. That’s enough to carry four large lunar landers at once, Bezos said.

Several space exploration companies are competing to win a contract with NASA — which does not have this type of vehicle. Blue Moon would provide all the equipment that the astronauts sent to the Moon from an orbiting station would need.

Bezos said the lander could bring 4 small rovers, a pressurized vehicle for humans and scientific equipment. With empty tanks, Blue Moon will weigh over 3 tons, and 15 tons when loaded with fuel. It will have just one engine. The goal is for Blue Moon to land on the south pole of the Moon.

In 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the Moon. In total, 12 men have walked on the moon. The last lunar landing was in 1972.


05/10/2019 10:09 PMupdated: 05/10/2019 10:17 PM
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  • Ethan W.
    05/10/2019 22:30

    Next challenge: A work day where your employees dont have to piss in bottles!

  • Daniel S.
    05/10/2019 22:43

    How about saving our own planet first?!

  • Donna K.
    05/10/2019 22:57

    Save people here on Earth with all your money !!!

  • Mel S.
    05/10/2019 23:11


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  • Farida F.
    05/11/2019 01:29

    Good luck

  • Andre T.
    05/11/2019 08:01

    Don"t they went to the moon years a they??? Joke of the century

  • Wassi W.
    05/11/2019 13:20

    So I see u guys figured out a way to pass the so called Van Allan belt if it's even a reall thing

  • Frédéric K.
    05/11/2019 13:25

    When private companies are interested in space exploration, we can worry about: they don't do it for humanist purposes but for business. Poles as not sufficient for them as virgin earth areas, they want to get money from space now. 🤮

  • Ian C.
    05/11/2019 13:55

    You all want to go and pollute up there too stupse

  • Gadzee D.
    05/11/2019 17:40

    I'm guessing he wants to own the moon

  • Ahmed N.
    05/13/2019 00:52

    Moon is an electromagnetic luminary How it comes?!

  • Joakim C.
    05/13/2019 02:16

    This time i think its real... just looking at that piece compare it to the previews one's huge gap..😂😂😂

  • Jeng
    05/13/2019 03:35


  • Marshall B.
    05/13/2019 03:42


  • Phearun P.
    05/13/2019 03:50

    Why not ask marvel avengers to help?

  • Surendra T.
    05/13/2019 05:54


  • Niko O.
    05/13/2019 10:11

    He is look like a dr evil just need a mini me next to him😂😂

  • Angelo Y.
    05/13/2019 10:40

    I am definitely excited and supportive of space and lunar explorations because it will benefit the future human civilization, but I hope the world can be as generous and enthusiastic in advocating causes that help save the environment and world hunger. Imagine a grand unveiling event only this time, a master plan to alleviate world hunger is hiding behind the curtain. 🌎 👏 But still, congratulations to the teams who support Science and contribute to advancing technology beneficial to mankind!

  • Joe G.
    05/13/2019 13:57