Bezos-Owned Company Wants Manned Moon Mission In 2024

Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of and founder of Blue Origin. at the unveiling of the Blue Origin New Shepard system during the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on April 5, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Matthew Staver.
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Jeff Bezos,the Amazon CEO who also owns the aerospace company Blue Origin, announced his space company’s plans Thursday for a manned mission to the moon.

“This vehicle is going to the moon,” Bezos said while revealing the plan, according to USA Today. He added that he hopes the lunar lander, called Blue Moon, will head towards the celestial body in 2024.

He also confirmed that the company will fly people to space this year in the “New Shephard,” a reusable suborbital rocket system. The company is also working on a future rocket, the “New Glenn,” capable of carrying people and payloads by 2021.

Read more at The Hill.



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