Blue Origin, a space company by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is ready to send the first woman ever to the moon. In an Instagram video, Jeff Bezos on 4 December shared about engine testing of the rocket that is supposed to take the first woman to the moon.
In the Instagram post, he said, “This is the engine that will take the first woman to the surface of the Moon. The BE-7 is a high-performance, additively manufactured liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen lunar landing engine with 10,000 lbf of thrust – deep throttling down to 2,000 lbf for a precise landing on the Moon. The engine will power @BlueOrigin’s National Team HLS lunar lander. Video is from a test this week at @NASA Marshall in Huntsville, Alabama – bringing cumulative test time on the program to 1,245 seconds. #Artemis #GradatimFerociter.”
Blue Origin – The First Woman To Land On Lunar Surface
NASA to decide to choose the first privately built lunar landers that can accommodate the astronauts to reach the moon’s surface by 2024.
Blue Origin’s engine BE-7 engine has recorded 1,245 seconds of test-fire time and it leads the “national team” that assembled in 2019 to assist in building the Blue Moon lander.
Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corp and Draper are in the team as a part of NASA’s Artemis program. The program strives to send the first woman on the moon by 2024.
Along with Blue Origin, Elon Musk’s SpaceX is also operating to send the first cargo-carrying mission to Mars by 2022. Later, to send the first crewed mission to Mars by 2024.
NASA in April 2020 granted a contract to develop lunar lander to Blue Origin. It is worth $579 million. SpaceX received $135 million to create its Starship system also Dynetics received $253 million.
NASA to choose two of the companies by March 2021 to build their lander prototypes.
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