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Title    Blue Origin Plans to Deliver Several Tons of Cargo to the Moon's Surface
Date    Friday October 05 2018, @02:22AM
Author    chromas
Topic   
from the the-gorgotron-approaches dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/10/04/2127215

takyon writes:

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.

Related: Blue Origin to Compete to Launch U.S. Military Payloads
NASA Administrator Ponders the Fate of SLS in Interview (Blue Origin targets Moon landing by 2023)
SpaceX Reveals Plan to Fly Yusaku Maezawa and Artists "Around the Moon" in a BFR
Blue Origin Wins Contract to Supply United Launch Alliance With BE-4 Rocket Engines


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Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "Jeff Bezos Is Planning to Ship 'Several Metric Tons of Cargo' to the Moon" - https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/kzjppa/jeff-bezos-planning-to-ship-cargo-to-moon
  3. "described by Bezos as" - https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/03/jeff-bezos-on-why-blue-origin-is-the-most-important-work-he-is-doing.html
  4. "Tuesday" - https://www.ohb.de/en/news/ohb-group-signs-letter-of-intent-for-cooperation-with-blue-origin/
  5. "a press release" - https://cdn.fs.agorize.com/JVZuGnCfR92oUQdIP5Ap
  6. "Space.com" - https://www.space.com/42010-moon-race-lunar-tech-2024-blue-origin-airbus.html
  7. "Blue Origin to Compete to Launch U.S. Military Payloads" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/04/14/1656241
  8. "NASA Administrator Ponders the Fate of SLS in Interview" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/07/08/0142243
  9. "SpaceX Reveals Plan to Fly Yusaku Maezawa and Artists "Around the Moon" in a BFR" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/09/18/0359258
  10. "Blue Origin Wins Contract to Supply United Launch Alliance With BE-4 Rocket Engines" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/09/28/2157208
  11. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=29381

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