Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin teams up with spacefaring heavyweights for human lunar lander design

Jeff Bezos standing in front of Blue Origin’s Blue Moon lander concept | Image: Blue Origin Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company, Blue Origin, no longer plans to build its giant lunar lander by itself. The company announced today that it is teaming up with three other legacy space companies — Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper — to develop a lunar landing system for NASA that is fully capable of taking humans to and from the Moon’s surface. By teaming up, the companies say they are better prepared to meet NASA’s expedited goal of putting people back on the Moon by 2024. “We recognize that this project and the time frame that the nation is calling for is ambitious — very ambitious,” Brent Sherwood, Blue Origin’s vice president of advanced development programs, said during a press conference. “And so we’ve pulled together the... Continue reading…