Blue Origin is Going to the Moon by 2024
Blue Origin has been busy the past few weeks; testing new rockets, and sending cryptic tweets to build suspense around a big announcement that was coming this month. It seems as this announcement came yesterday, with Blue Origin and Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos laying out his plans for reaching the moon by 2024.
The reason for going to the moon, is due to its proximity and availability for production processes Bezos said: “we were given a gift- this nearby body called the moon”, and that “it takes 24 times less energy to get off the surface compared to the earth”. As part of the announcement, Jeff Bezos Unveiled his companies Lunar Lander for the first time. Also being unveiled is the companies new BE-7 rocket engine which will be put through the paces this summer.
Blue Origin has been in operation for nearly two decades and unlike other companies, has taken its production and testing of new technology at a slower pace to ensure longevity and sustainability of the equipment. Even crowning the phrase “Slow is Smooth, and Smooth is Fast”. This method seems to have paid off as the company is officially ready to push its plans forward to colonize the moon and make space travel accessible to all.
The announcement comes after NASA has been directed by Vice-President Mike Pence that they were to reach the moon again by 2024, thereby allowing for cooperation between the company and NASA.
Also announced during the video, was the launching of the club for the future which Bezos aims to inspire a new generation of space explorers and entrepreneurs. Open to educators, parents and children in kindergarten through high school, the program is designed to incorporate educational lessons for goal driven approaches through the use of activities, content, and access to space.
You can watch the entire announcement Below.