Jeff Bezos announces Blue Moon, Moon Moon Landing, during the Blue Origin event in Washington, May 9, 2019.
Saul Loeb | AFP | Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos gave a better idea of the moon plans of his space company on Wednesday, explaining how his space ships would ultimately be fed by fuel collected from the moon.
"We already know things about the Moon that we did not know during the days of Apollo," said Bezos, speaking at the Boston Space Summit in Massachusetts. are water ice deposits at the bottom of the moon's craters.
"We can collect this ice and use it to produce hydrogen and oxygen, which are rocket fuels," said Bezos.
Blue Origin develops its "Blue Moon" moon, which Bezos announced last month. Without it, Blue Moon is powered by a BE-7 engine that uses hydrogen and oxygen as two sources of fuel.
"The reason we chose these fuels is that … we know that one day we will recharge this car on the surface of the Moon from fuels produced on the surface of the moon by this water ice," said Bezos.
The Blue Moon is large enough to carry several people, as well as cargo to and from the moon's surface. Bezos said Blue Moon fits into NASA's plan to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024.
With its Latin step-by-step, ferocious sign, Blue Origin is working on several space systems at the same time. In addition to Blue Moon, the company is building a space tourism rocket called New Shepard, and a giant rocket called New Glenn that will launch satellites and other spacecraft. , by selling Amazon shares.