Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, set up a robot or lunar lander, Blue Moon, which is planned to take humans to the moon in 2024. With Blue Origin, it is expected to carry loads of cargo to be carried to the moon.
Reported by Mashable, according to Blue Origin, Blue Moon can land some large loads on the surface of the Moon, including the load of infrastructure. This can be used to prepare a mission in the future.
It can land anywhere on the moon, and has enough strength for a long mission. Larger variants of landers, who are currently under development, can land a climbing vehicle that will allow the company to send humans to the moon and bring them back in 2024.
2024 is the year aimed by the US government to bring astronauts to the moon. NASA still has not publicly announced detailed plans for how to do that, and Bezos’ announcement may be the path to partnership.
Maybe the public can see Blue Moon in action before that time. Bezos said the company would test it with an unmanned mission, before sending humans to the moon.
Blue Moon’s Another Competitors
Elon Musk‘s SpaceX Company also plans to bring humans to the moon (even without landing) and, finally, Mars. He said on Twitter that “competition is good” but also took the opportunity to joke on Blue Moon’s branding.
Blue Origin is not the only private company to develop lunar landers. Last month, Lockheed Martin announced plans to build a moon landing.