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Jeff Bezos Unveils New Moon-lander From Blue Origin

Sharing a screenshot of Bezos’ announcement, Musk took to Twitter and wrote: “Oh stop teasing, Jeff.”

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Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and owner of Blue Origin. (Wikimedia commons)

Speaking about his plans of getting to the moon by 2024, Amazon and US-based aerospace company Blue Origin Founder, Jeff Bezos unveiled a new Moon-lander called “Blue Moon” along with a smaller rover at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre here.

“Today, our founder shared our vision to go to space to benefit Earth. We must return to the Moon-this time to stay. We’re ready to support @NASA in getting there by 2024 with #bluemoon,” Blue Origin said in a tweet on Thursday.

The Moon-lander “Blue Moon” was in development for three years.

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Jeff Bezos speaks at an event before unveiling Blue Origin’s Blue Moon lunar lander, May 9, 2019, in Washington. VOA

In the near future, Bezos envisions creating enormous space colonies in close proximity to Earth, as a way of expanding humanity to a trillion people, CNET reported.

Bezos revealed that the larger variant of the lander would not only be able to get people on the Moon, but also be able to carry the rover to shoot off small satellites and execute scientific missions.

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Apart from Bezos’ Blue Origin, Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic are also working on the future of space tourism with larger rockets for orbital space travel.

Sharing a screenshot of Bezos’ announcement, Musk took to Twitter and wrote: “Oh stop teasing, Jeff.” (IANS)

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Elon Musk Mocks Bezos’ Moon, Space Colony Plans

Earlier in May, Bezos unveiled a new Moon-lander called “Blue Moon” after three years of development

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Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX. Wikimedia

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has mocked Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos’ moon plans saying they make no sense.

Amazon CEO Bezos had described his vision of humans living on miles-long, orbiting space stations called “O’Neill colonies”, named after physicist Gerard O’Neill, who first floated the concept.

“Makes no sense. In order to grow the colony, you’d have to transport vast amounts of mass from planets/moons/asteroids. Would be like trying to build the US in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean,” Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla, tweeted.

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AI could be first ‘resident’ of Mars, hints Musk. (Wikimedia Commons)

The remark comes after Bezos attended a conference in Washington where he discussed his ambitious roadmap for Blue Origin to create a “sustained human presence” – housing up to a trillion people – on the Moon, the report added.

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Earlier in May, Bezos unveiled a new Moon-lander called “Blue Moon” after three years of development, along with a smaller rover at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre.

“We must return to the Moon – this time to stay. We’re ready to support @NASA in getting there by 2024 with #bluemoon,” Blue Origin had tweeted. (IANS)