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Jeff Bezos plans to set up Amazon-like delivery to the Moon

More than 40 years passed since the last man walked the Moon. Several space entrepreneurs are offering NASA a variety of proposals with the ultimate goal: to establish a lasting human presence there. The latest offer came from Blue Origin proposing to develop a cargo lander called Blue Moon that could support a future lunar base at the South Pole, where there are deposits of water ice and regions in almost constant sunlight.

In other words, Jeffrey P. Bezos, the owner of Blue Origin, proposes an Amazon-like shipment service for the moon that would deliver gear for experiments, cargo and habitats by mid-2020, creating “future human settlement” of the moon.

The Blue Moon spacecraft could fly on Blue Origin’s New Glenn vehicle (currently under development) as well as on other launch vehicles.

“It is time for America to return to the Moon – this time to stay,” Bezos said. “A permanently inhabited lunar settlement is a difficult and worthy objective. I sense a lot of people are excited about this.” Bezos’s proposal comes as a response to Elon Musk`s recent ambitious announcement to fly two private tourists to the Moon.

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