Jeff Bezos whose Amazon’s chief made some big revelations on what he aspires the company to achieve. He plans that Amazon’s operation will be able to make a stable and frequent delivery service to the moon. The plan seems feasible or at least worth a shot because Bezo owns the private aerospace firm Blue Origin.
In an interview it is reported that the company thinks that in order to maintain a stable colony on the moon there is the need of a reliable delivery system. Reports show in a “propriety and confidential” white paper sent to NASA chiefs the proposition is simple. Blue Origin urges the scientists to consider a proposal of developing a lunar spacecraft for use as an Amazon shipment service. The shipment service will deliver everything from food to equipment to the settlers on the moon by mid of 2020.
Another venture of the delivery service is delivering inflatable habitats for settlers. These habitats would shelter equipment, resources and human personnel. Bigelow Aerospace thinks that these habitats can be made ready within the next three years for deployment. A firm belief of the company, Blue Origin is that these craft and service will aid the settlement of the human kind on the moon’s surface.
“It is time for America to return to the Moon — this time to stay,” Bezos told the publication. “A permanently inhabited lunar settlement is a difficult and worthy objective. I sense a lot of people are excited about this.”
Blue Origin plans to deliver in space after NASA approval
It is suggested that the aircraft designed by Blue Origin would be able to carry as much as 10,000 pounds of material. It would also be able to fly atop of different rocket which includes NASA’s space launch system. If the private company gets the support of NASA then they promise to make the first delivery attempt as early as July 2020.
“Our liquid hydrogen expertise and experience with precision vertical landing offer the fastest path to a lunar lander mission,” Bezos says. “I’m excited about this and am ready to invest my own money alongside NASA to make it happen.”
After Eugene Cernan stepped on the surface of the moon in 1972 NASA has not gone back. The agency has however, it has committed itself in encouraging US companies to invest in spaceflight. It has been keen on asking startups to develop sustainable business models to commercialize space. It is already working with Elon Musk’s SpaceX in giving support and advice to businesses that have the ambition to fly to mars.
Bezo said that the proposal provides “incentives to the private sector to demonstrate a commercial lunar cargo delivery service.”
“Blue Moon is all about cost-effective delivery of mass to the surface of the moon,” Bezos told the publication. “Any credible first lunar settlement will require that capability.”
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