Jeff Bezos gathered press, government officials, and aerospace execs in Washington, DC today to showcase the details of Blue Origin's plan to place a lander on the Moon by 2024.
"My generation's job is to build the infrastructure," said the Amazon founder and CEO. "We're going to build the road to space."
Blue Origin is going to send humans to space on New Shepard later this year and has unveiled a lunar lander, called "Blue Moon," to access the resource-rich lunar surface, Bezos said.
Setting the stage with Neil Armstrong's famous words as the first man to walk on the moon, Bezos took to the stage to explain his vision of answering a very simple question. Given the finite resources available to humanity, "where would a trillion humans live?"
It's a vision that Bezos has articulated before.
More from Blue Origin, below, and you can watch the entire presentation here.
— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) May 10, 2019
Today, our founder shared our vision to go to space to benefit Earth. We must return to the Moon—this time to stay. We're ready to support @NASA in getting there by 2024 with #bluemoon. pic.twitter.com/UqQyMa9Zcn
— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) May 9, 2019
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