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posted by chromas on Friday October 05 2018, @02:22AM   Printer-friendly
from the the-gorgotron-approaches dept.

Jeff Bezos Is Planning to Ship 'Several Metric Tons of Cargo' to the Moon

Blue Origin, described by Bezos as "the most important work I'm doing," signed a letter of intent with German aerospace companies OHB Space Systems and Security and MT Aerospace at the 69th annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Germany on Tuesday. The OHB SE dubbed the lunar project the "Blue Moon" mission in a press release.

It's not clear exactly what cargo the Blue Moon mission would transport, but it likely includes infrastructure designed to start private business on the Moon: The IAC also detailed the launch of the "Moon Race," a competition between Blue Origin, Airbus Air and Space, and other space agencies around the world to develop technology that will bring companies around the world to the Moon.

According to a press release, the competition could involve manufacturing products and technology, manufacturing energy sources for humans to survive, getting access to water and sustaining biological life, such as plant or agricultural lifeā€”all on the Moon.

Also at Space.com.

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  • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Friday October 05 2018, @04:52AM (1 child)

    by c0lo (156) on Friday October 05 2018, @04:52AM (#744512) Journal

    They put Modem into computer. Nobody thought they could ever do that. And they put computer into this beautiful, and very strong, leather case. Our computers industry and our cattle industry, our wonderful cattle ranchers, are working together -- PERFECTO.

    You're tweeting on the wrong thread.

    That's not the Intel and HP thread, it's the Amazon and Moon one.
    You remember Bezos? The guy that bought WaPo? The one that wants to reach the Moon before you even get to hire those space cadets?

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  • (Score: 1, Offtopic) by realDonaldTrump on Friday October 05 2018, @05:08AM

    by realDonaldTrump (6614) on Friday October 05 2018, @05:08AM (#744519) Homepage Journal

    I'm not a big fan of @JeffBezos [twitter.com] or his #AmazonWashingtonPost [twitter.com] -- as everyone knows. But I'll tell you, I made him very very rich. When I made so many of our great companies very very rich. Amazon went to a trillion, it's our 2nd. trillion dollar company. And Jeff's the richest guy ever, he can light rockets every day. Not just the Fourth of July. Because of me -- and our incredible Republicans in Congress. We did the biggest Tax Cut in the history of the world. They wrote, over many years. I signed. And hopefully that one will become permanent. Working very hard! And by the way, we started our 2019 fiscal on Monday. Space Force starts 1 year from that!!!