Jeff Bezos took the stage in Washington DC in front of select members of the media, executives, government officials to reveal new details of his plan to get to the Moon by 2024.
Blue Origin is going to send humans to space on New Shepard later this year and has unveiled a lunar lander, called “Blue Moon,” to access the resource-rich lunar surface, Bezos said.
For Bezos, the only impediment to this space utopia comes down to a mundane roadblock that the founder of Amazon knows all-too-well — the lack of logistics and infrastructure to drive down costs.
“My generation’s job is to build the infrastructure,” said Bezos. “We’re going to build the road to space.”
According to NASA and the U.S. government, that road is going to go through the Moon, which is one reason Bezos unveiled the lunar lander this month.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in March called on NASA to use “any means necessary” to put American astronauts on a Moon-orbiting space station and eventually on the Moon’s South Pole by 2024.
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