Amazon boss Jeff Bezos wants to start delivering packages to the Moon. The report has reportedly been given to both NASA and Trump’s transition teams in a bid to get Blue Origin a head start in any upcoming lunar shipping projects. News of the proposal comes during a period of renewed enthusiasm for the Moon, which was largely overlooked during the Obama administration in favor of Mars.
The Blue Moon lander might incorporate the same landing technology that allowed Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket to launch and land successfully five times in the last year.
Blue Origin hopes to get a parking space on the sunny South Pole In the white paper, Bezos calls dibs on a parking spot for the lander near the Shackleton Crater on the Moon’s south pole.
Whether a private company can legally call dibs on a parking spot on the Moon is still up in the air.
These sunny spots on the Moon, for example, are high-value real estate – and some experts argue that routinely parking a piece of equipment on one of them could effectively be appropriating it.