Amazon CEO and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos hopes to convince NASA and US President Donald Trump to back his plans for an Amazon-like service that will make it possible for America to have a permanent settlement on the Moon.
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As first reported by The Washington Post, Amazon CEO and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos hopes to convince NASA and US President Donald Trump to back his plans of an Amazon-like service to the moon that would deliver needed gear and cargo for experiments to create a permanent settlement.
“It is time for America to return to the Moon-this time to stay,” Bezos told The Washington Post. “A permanently inhabited lunar settlement is a difficult and worthy objective. I sense a lot of people are excited about this.”
The aerospace company founder outlined his plans in a 7-page white paper sent to NASA. As reported by The Post, Bezos hopes to build a lunar aircraft that will land near the South Pole of the Moon where there is water and sunlight for solar energy.
Meanwhile, several other private aerospace companies also have plans of their own. Elon Musk’s SpaceX suggested tourism missions around the Moon by next year and Bigelow Aerospace hopes to have his space station modules surrounding the Moon by 2020.