The billionaire said on Friday that Jeff Bezos’ space company Bali Orig Argin would take the first woman to the surface of the moon, the billionaire said on Friday that NASA has chosen to send its first private lunar landers to the moon by 2024 The verdict has been pronounced.
“This (BE-7) is the engine that will take the first woman to the surface of the moon,” Bezos said in an Instagram post this week with a video of the engine test at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. .
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The BE-7 engine, which Bally Origin has been developing for years, has a test-fire time of 1,245 seconds and will be powered by the company’s national team, the Human Mind Landing System Lunar Lander.
Bli Orig Argin leads a “national team” as the main contractor he assembled in 2019 to help build its Bli Moon Moon lander. That team includes Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corp and Dropper.
Origin has promised a lucrative government deal in recent years and is competing with billionaire Urban Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Dynamics, owned by Lidos Holdings Inc., to send humans to the moon in the next NASA. The contract to build NASA’s next manned lunar landing system will be won. Decade.
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In April, NASA awarded Blue Origin a lunar lander development contract worth ਡਰ 579 million, along with two other companies: SpaceX with its Starship system and Lidos-owned Dynamics, which grossed 25 3,253 million. Received 5 135 million to develop.
A spokesman for the agency said NASA was ready to select three companies in “early March” in 2021 to continue building its lander prototypes until the moon begins in 2021.
But thin funding for the landing systems provided to NASA by Congress, as well as ambiguity about the Biden administration’s forthcoming views on space exploration, have threatened to delay NASA’s decision to extend lunar lander agreements.