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May 11, 2019

You’ll Soon Be Able to See a Twice-Flown SpaceX Falcon 9 Up-Close in Houston

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An upcoming exhibit at Space Center Houston will feature the core section of the Falcon 9 rocket used in two NASA missions.

Space Center Houston, the museum of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, announced the new exhibit on Thursday, CollectSpace reports. The twice-flown SpaceX rocket core will go on display later this summer.

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May 11, 2019

From SpaceX to Vector: Jim Cantrell and the Private Space Industry

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Jim Cantrell explores the vast opportunities in space with us, but one thing he makes clear is that no one would benefit from a war in space.

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May 11, 2019

Club for the Future powered by Blue Origin

Posted by in categories: futurism, space travel

Club for the Future is for you, the dreamers of tomorrow.

Club members’ ideas combined with a foundation of affordable, frequent, and reliable access to space, will help spark a future without limits. Dream. Experiment. Build. As we grow, look out for new activities, content, and opportunities to access space.

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May 10, 2019

Blue Moon: Here’s How Blue Origin’s New Lunar Lander Works

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Blue Origin is shooting for the moon. Here’s how.

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May 10, 2019

Jeff Bezos Details Vision of Colonizing the Solar System

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Jeff Bezos discussed his vision to go to space to benefit Earth. He announced the Blue Moon lunar lander and provided updates on the New Shepard sub-orbital rocket and other Blue Origin activity. Jeff’s vision is for humanity to colonize space and for civilization to become primarily space-based. Industry will move to space and the resources of the solar system will be used so that growth can continue. There is billions of times the resources of the Earth in the solar system.

Blue Moon lunar lander is a large lunar lander capable of delivering multiple metric tons of payload to the lunar surface based on configuration and mission. The cargo variant revealed today can carry 3.6 metric tons to the surface. There is a larger design of the lander that can stretch to be capable of carrying a 6.5-metric-ton, human-rated ascent stage. Blue also announced it can meet the current Administration’s goal of putting Americans on the Moon by 2024 with the Blue Moon lunar lander.

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May 10, 2019

Apollo Fusion Obtains Hall Thruster Technology from JPL

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WASHINGTON — Satellite electric propulsion startup Apollo Fusion is expanding its product line through an agreement with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, giving it access to advanced Hall thruster technology.

The Silicon Valley-based company said May 7 that it signed a deal that gives it an exclusive worldwide commercial license for JPL’s Magnetically Shielded Miniature, or MaSMi, Hall thruster technology, as well as a contract to provide JPL with three thrusters that use that technology.

Apollo Fusion plans to use the MaSMi technology in an electric thruster called the Apollo Xenon Engine (AXE), which will provide higher performance than the existing electric thrusters that the company has been developing.

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May 10, 2019

Blue Origin is ‘going to the MOON’: Jeff Bezos unveils lunar lander

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At mysterious invite-only event in Washington D.C. and suggests his firm will hit VP Pence’s 2024 deadline for putting humans back on the surface…


On stage, Bezos took the wraps off a massive model of what will be the firm’s first lunar lander, dubbed Blue Moon. The event kicked off at 4 p.m. in Washington D.C, and was not live streamed.

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May 9, 2019

Jeff Bezos unveils lunar lander to take astronauts to the moon by 2024

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“This vehicle is going to the moon,” Bezos said during an invite-only presentation to media and space industry executives.

“We were given a gift — this nearby body called the moon,” Bezos said. He added that the moon is a good place to begin manufacturing in space due to its lower gravity than the Earth. Getting resources from the moon “takes 24 times less energy to get it off the surface compared to the Earth,” Bezos said, and “that is a huge lever.”

The Blue Moon lander can bring 3.6 metric tons to the lunar surface, according to Bezos.

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May 9, 2019

How To Make A Spaceship

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

Jeff Bezos just unveiled a giant lunar-landing vehicle created by his rocket company Blue Origin.

Called “Blue Moon,” the lander is designed to deliver a variety of sizes and types of payloads to the moon’s surface, with the eventual goal of establishing what the company calls a “sustained human presence” on the moon.

The model of the Blue Moon lander that Bezos revealed today is the version designed to carry robotic and infrastructure payloads to the moon. Bezos said payloads could weigh up to 7 tons (6.5 metric tonnes). But according to the company’s website, “the larger variant of Blue Moon has been designed to land an ascent vehicle that will allow us to return Americans to the moon by 2024.” A vehicle designed for people was not shown at the event, however.

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May 9, 2019

Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, touts Blue Origin’s lunar goals

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, founder of rocket company Blue Origin, unveiled on Thursday a mockup of a lunar lander spacecraft and discussed missions to the moon in a strategy tailored to the U.S. government’s renewed push to establish a lunar outpost in just five years.

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