Mr Bezos also unveiled a new rocket engine on Thursday, called BE-7, which is powered by liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen and has 4,535 kilograms of thrust. (It's beginning engine tests this year.) Given the huge delays and cost overruns of NASA's official moon-mission rocket, the Boeing-lead Space Launch System, the US government may welcome a deus ex machina from startups like Blue Origin, especailly given the Trump Aministiration's wildly ambitous goal to return humans to the Moon by 2024.
"We were given a gift - this nearby body called the moon", Bezos said. According to Bezos, the Blue Origin team has been working on the design for three years.
Blue Origin unveiled its "Blue Moon" lander, which has been in development for three years and could help NASA return humans to the lunar surface by 2024.
"My generation's job is to build the infrastructure", said Bezos.
Blue Origin is based in Kent, Wash., and has built out a 750,000-square-foot plant for its New Glenn rocket just outside Kennedy Space Center.
The unmanned, reusable Blue Moon vehicle will carry scientific instruments, satellites and rovers.
During his presentation, which sounded at times more like a professorial lecture than a business plan, Bezos did not address a specific launch schedule for the lander or a specific mission for it.
Researchers confirmed previous year that the moon's surface has water in the form of ice.
According to Blue Origin, the lander's top deck and lower bays are being created to accommodate a wide variety of payloads.
"One of the most important things we know about the moon today is that there's water there", he said.
The goal is to land on the Moon's south pole, where ice deposits were confirmed in 2018.
Speculation about a lunar mission was stoked by Blue Origin last month when the company tweeted a photo of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance on an expedition to Antarctica.
The aim is for Blue Moon to land on the south pole of the Moon, where ice deposits have been found in craters.
His vision is shared by competing billionaire-backed private space ventures like Elon Musk's SpaceX and aerospace incumbents like United Launch Alliance, a partnership between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin.
He added jokingly: 'I'm very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting'. The outlet reported that the Duke and Duchess also differ due to their speculated decision not to host as many staff members.
In 2015, there were 444,016 cases of depression reported at primary health centres, while 354,199 people sought help for anxiety. People who had experience with mental health disorders were more likely to be comfortable with them.
The Gunners pulled it even six minutes later when Aubameyang finished off a lovely half-volley from Alexandre Lacazette 's pass. Cech started as Arsenal beat Valencia 4-2 at Mestalla on Thursday to progress to the Europa League decider 7-3 on aggregate.
Researchers now say the next step will be to develop their new algorithm into a universal screening tool for clinical use. If caught and treated while their brains are still developing then children have positive outcomes.
Novak Djokovic . who won the Madrid title in 2011 and 2016, needed just over an hour to win his first-round match on Tuesday. In the women's tournament, two-times Madrid champion Simona Halep eased to a 7-5 6-1 win over Johanna Konta .
David Kaplan was the first to report that Russell was in Chicago on Wednesday and not with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs . And while he was at home, the Wrigley Field faithful didn't exactly greet him with open arms.
Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton , a well-documented Gooner, said he hopes to attend the final, where he'll probably cheer on Liverpool . Teams from the very smallest countries would have to get through a full five rounds.
Alongside the new Mac Pro, the Bloomberg report suggested that Apple would also be showing off a new 31.6-inch 6K display. Beyond this year's conference, Apple is planning to expand the feature so iPhone apps can run on the Mac by next year.
New State of Play Episode Coming This Week
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Dead Cells is coming to Android after all
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Ghost Recon Breakpoint Leaked Ahead Of Livestream
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Steve Kerr: Kevin Durant won't play in Game 6 vs. Rockets
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Red Sox LHP Price (elbow) lands on IL
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