Blue Origin unveils its new moon lander

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' private aerospace company Blue Origin unveiled its new moon lander called the Blue Moon on Thursday May 9, The Guardian reports.

The unmanned vehicle would be capable of carrying upto 6.5 metric tons of payload onto the surface of the moon.

According to Blue Origin's website, the lander has been in development for years. It would carry supplies needed to lay out the infrastructure for future space missions. According to Blue origin, Blue Moon would use descent sensors in order to land.

The lander would use fuel cells for longer missions and also to last through the night on the moon. The spacecraft's fuel cells are capable of using only hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity.

According to CNet, Bezos said a larger version of the lander would be able to take Americans to the moon by 2024.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Blue Origin Logo and the Blue Moon
2. How much the vehicle can carry
3. The lander in space and the spacecraft landing on the moon
4. How the lander will generate electricity

VOICEOVER (in English):
"Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' private aerospace company Blue Origin unveiled its new moon lander called the Blue Moon on Thursday May 9."

"The Guardian reports the unmanned vehicle would be capable of carrying upto 6.5 metric tons of payload onto the surface of the moon."

"According to Blue Origin's website, the lander has been in development for years. It would carry supplies needed to lay out the infrastructure for future space missions."

"According to Blue Origin's website, Blue Moon would use descent sensors in order to land."

"The lander would use fuel cells for longer missions and also to last through the night on the moon."

"The spacecraft's fuel cells are capable of using only hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity."

SOURCES: Blue Origin, The Verge, The Guardian, CNet,
https://www.blueorigin.com/blue-moon
https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/9/18550258/blue-origin-moon-lunar-lander-jeff-bezos-space
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/09/blue-origin-jeff-bezos-moon-announcement
https://www.cnet.com/news/jeff-bezos-unveils-blue-moon-lunar-lander-plans-for-huge-space-colonies/