Jeff Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin and of course the one who owns Amazon.com has made a promise to NASA almost two years back that If the space agency wants to institute a lunar base then Blue Origin would love to collaborate with NASA and construct it a rocket along with the moon lander to help make that base. The rocket from the Blue Origin is named New Glenn and at present, it is under making, with strategies to develop one of the most potent rockets on our planet.
However, the company was initially intended as a cargo vessel proficient of carrying equipment for experiments, habitats, and cargo by 2020. In 2017, Bezos assured that spacecraft would be a launcher-agnostic one that can soar on top of its specific New Glenn rocket or on the space agency’s under development, Space Launch System, or even over an Atlas 551 of the United Launch Alliance. He did not mention anything about the SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket though. Earlier in 2019, when the space agency has made an announcement about its asking offers to shape its Human Landing System to put cosmonauts on the lunar, Bezos appears to have had a sudden great moment. Recently, in Washington at a closed-door presentation, Bezos dragged back the screen on a demo of Blue Moon, enlightening it to be a spacecraft that is fuel-cell-powered and potent of providing between 3.6 and 6.5 metric tons of loads to the moon’s surface. To fuel its new 3D-printed BE-7 engine, Blue Moon will use oxygen and hydrogen and this will make it travel from moon orbit to the surface. The initial version of Blue Moon will be robotic, but an advanced, bigger version would be human-rated to send astronauts to the lunar.
NASA’s newest lunar project has three key stages and they are, by 2024, NASA desires to have a moon descent element and that’s a lunar lander cut off with a lunar gateway and by 2026, the space agency wants to improve a lunar ascent element manufactured and delivered.