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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 Runaway1956 on Saturday October 06 2018, @12:38AM (1 child)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 06 2018, @12:38AM (#744868) Homepage Journal

    You're thinking short term and medium term. Long term. Like - more than a generation after people leave earth.

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  • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Saturday October 06 2018, @12:41AM

    by c0lo (156) on Saturday October 06 2018, @12:41AM (#744872) Journal

    Long term, they don't need nukes. "Landing" asteroids on Earth is good enough.

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