Once billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin lander makes it to the moon, the Amazon CEO says it won't have to go very far to re-fuel. In a space summit in Boston, Bezos told an audience that his somewhat mysterious moon lander will use ice harvested from the lunar surface to create fuel. 'We know things about the moon now we didn't know about during the Apollo days,' Bezos said at the conference as reported by CNBC. 'We can harvest that ice and use to make hydrogen and oxygen, which are rocket propellants.' Jeff Bezos says a recently discovered trove of water and ice in the moon's surface could fuel a lunar lander owned by his company Blue Origin.
The billionaires are at it again. Jeff Bezos on Thursday unveiled Blue Origin's grand vision to travel to the moon when he took the wraps off of Blue Moon, the spaceflight company's new lunar lander. Not content to let the Amazon CEO have his glory, Elon Musk sent out a late night tweet including an altered image of the lander with the word'Moon' crossed out and replaced with the word'Balls.' Not content to let Jeff Bezos have his glory, Elon Musk sent out a tweet including an altered image of the lander with the word'Moon' crossed out and replaced with the word'Balls' 'Oh stop teasing, Jeff,' Musk wrote, adding a winking emoji at the end of the tweet. Musk and Bezos have been known to spar over Twitter about their accomplishments in the past.
Jeff Bezos wants to colonize space in order to'save the Earth.' At Amazon's inaugural Re:MARS conference in Las Vegas, Bezos broke down how his rocket company, Blue Origin, could play a major role in the future of space exploration. Bezos recently unveiled Blue Origin's lunar lander, which is a key component of the company's plans to conduct space missions and explore the moon's surface. At Amazon's inaugural Re:MARS conference in Las Vegas, CEO Jeff Bezos broke down how his rocket company, Blue Origin, could play a major role in the future of space exploration The comments came during an interview with Jenny Freshwater, Amazon's director of forecasting. The interview was briefly disrupted by an animal rights protester, Priya Sawhney of Direct Action Everywhere, who grilled Bezos on the treatment of chickens at Amazon-affiliated farms, before being briskly whisked off stage.
Blue Origin is now in the running to put Americans back on the moon by 2024. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has revealed the ambitious next steps for his aerospace company at a highly-secretive media event in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. During the event, which kicked off at 4 p.m., the billionaire and Blue Origin founder started off by sharing elaborate concept images of self-sustaining space habitats reminiscent of the film Interstellar, with lush greenery and futuristic homes within its walls. But, the real star of the talk turned out to be something much closer to home – the moon. On stage, Bezos took the wraps off a massive model of what will be the firm's first lunar lander, dubbed Blue Moon.
Some of the biggest players in the space industry are joining forces to build a moon lander. Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space flight company, has announced some high-powered partners that will help build its Blue Moon lunar lander, which was unveiled in May this year. Blue Origin had been working quietly on its lander for three years, but plans to reach the moon accelerated in March when US vice president Mike Pence announced the directive for NASA to launch crewed missions in 2024. Because of the time crunch, Blue Origin needs some help. The company will still be building the lander itself, but on 22 October it announced three partners for other parts of the mission.