The private spaceflight company Blue Origin is building a new lunar lander named Blue Moon. Blue Origin’s founder Jeff Bezos revealed the first life-size mockup of Blue Moon on May 9, 2019 after the company spent three years working on the design.
Click through this gallery to see photos of the grand reveal and images from a simulation of a Blue Moon mission to the lunar surface.
The Grand Reveal
Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos — who is also the founder of Amazon.com and the richest man in the world — unveils the first model of the Blue Moon lunar lander in Washington, D.C. on May 9, 2019.
Jeff Bezos shows off Blue Origin’s new moon rover and the lander’s davits system, a crane-like contraption that will gently lower payloads from the top of the spacecraft down to the lunar surface.
BE-7 Engine Revealed
At the grand revealing of the Blue Moon lunar lander, Bezos (with help from a student in the audience) also unveiled the new BE-7 engine that will power the lunar lander.