Amazon’s Jeff Bezos says he’ll send a spaceship to the moon
10, May 2019
Prelims level : Space missions to moon Mains level : “Privatization in Space.” Critically Evaluate.
- Amazon going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there.
- Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house, capable of carrying four rovers and using a newly designed rocket engine and souped-up rockets. It would be followed by a version that could bring people to the moon along the same timeframe as NASA’s proposed 2024 return.
- The announcement for the usually secretive space company came with all the glitz of an Apple product launch in a darkened convention ballroom bedazzled with shimmering stars on its walls. Astronauts and other space luminaries sat in the audience under blue-tinted lighting