Amazon’s Founder, Jeff Bezos, Looks Forward to Delivering Products to Dwellers on the Moon
Jeffery P. Bezos, the founder of space company Blue Origin, is not competing with SpaceX's founder Elon Musk to take people and cargo to Mars at the moment. He is only trying to deliver cargo to the moon in the next couple of years and perhaps also deliver humans to the lunar surface to occupy the moon as a dwelling place. Bezos is also the founder of Amazon.com and the owner of The Washington Post.
Since President Donald Trump came to power, there have been scurries of activities by private space companies to dominate deep space again. This becomes imperative since NASA has decided to partner with private companies to ferry cargo to the International Space Station and humans to the Moon and Mars among other hospitable planets. Meanwhile, SpaceX has been showing the most promise in these regards and other companies are now coming up from the rear to challenge its frontline position in space shuttles.
Blue Origin submits a seven-page proposal to NASA
In a seven-page proposal submitted to NASA, Blue Origin made it clear that "it is time for America to return to the moon - this time to stay." The last time Americans visited the moon was on July 16, 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Back then, the four American astronauts had only planted the American flag on the lunar surface after setting foot for the first time on the moon and then returned home. Bezos thinks it is high time Americans returned to the moon again to set up a colony, The Washington Post reports.
Blue Origin to deliver products and people to the moon
Well, maybe it is not Amazon products for now, but Blue Origin is sure determined to deliver scientific experiments and gear and other cargo as well as habitats for eventual human settlement on the moon by July 2020. And who knows, Amazon products as you know them might follow after in the distant future. Blue Origin is however starting off with delivering cargo and gears and experiments to the moon before crewed missions come up after.
Meanwhile, SpaceX is currently planning to fly to two NASA scientists or two private citizens on a sightseeing tour around the moon by 2018 - apart from plans to fly people to Mars soon. Blue Origin however is planning to transport people who would set up a colony there within a few years from now. According to Bezos, "I think that if you go to the moon first, and make the moon your home, then you can get to Mars more easily."
Woman Beats NASA in Lawsuit as Rightful Owner of Authentic Moon Dust
A Chicago-area woman named Nancy Lee Carlson has won a lawsuit against NASA. The US space agency had confiscated a bag containing moon dust that Carlson had bought via a winning bid in 2015. NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had collected the lunar samples on July 16, 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Now a federal judge in Houston has ordered NASA to return the moon dust to Carlson and she has since taken possession.
SpaceX Perfects Plans to Fly You and Others to Navigate the Moon in 2018
Well, maybe it is not your time yet to be on the next scheduled flight around the moon, but two unnamed persons have signified their interests to be taken round the moon late next year by SpaceX. According to SpaceX’s CEO and founder, Elon Musk, the two private individuals have paid significant deposits for the trip and are currently undergoing health tests to ensure their fitness for the lunar mission. These two persons will however lose their seats for the flight to the moon where NASA decides to send its own astronauts, Musk said.
NASA 7 Planets: Core Emerging Facts NASA Wants You to Know
NASA 7 planets and Trappist-1 are terms trending now online following NASA’s press conference to announce the latest discovery of a dwarf star with seven planets orbiting it. NASA has found over 2,000 exoplanets since its establishment several decades ago, but it continues to investigate if any of these is habitable to life in any forms. The latest discovery of dwarf star Trappist-1 and its seven orbiting worlds pose an interesting knowledge to space teachers and students alike.
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Planetary Protection Independent Review Board (PPIRB) calls NASA to update planetary protection policies
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