NASA signs up with Blue Origin for the Artemis V mission
NASA’s Artemis V mission will reportedly land on the Moon’s surface with Blue Origin.
In the statement made by NASA, it was announced that as the second company for the Artemis program, it has now agreed with Blue Origin after SpaceX Starship.
In the statement, it was noted that the company that will take the Artemis V mission, which is planned to land on the Moon in 2029, from the station in the lunar orbit, to the lunar surface, is the Blue Origin of Amazon’s owner Jeff Bezos. It was agreed with SpaceX for Artemis III and IV.
In the statement, which stated that Blue Origin did not work alone, it was stated that Lockheed Martin, Draper, Boeing, Astrobotic and Honeybee Robotics also contributed to this project.
Lisa Watson-Morgan, Human Landing System Program Manager at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, said in a statement, “The fact that NASA has two different lunar landers (SpaceX and Blue Origin) with different approaches to meet the needs of their programs means that the program (Artemis). ) provides more convenience in terms of its regular progress”.
The Artemis V mission will send 4 astronauts to the Lunar Gateway station in lunar orbit by NASA’s SLS rocket. Two of these astronauts will then transfer to Blue Origin’s lunar lander and land on the lunar surface. The team will spend a week at the Moon’s south pole conducting experiments and exploration activities.
Blue Origin, which employs 5700 people, was founded in 2000 by Bezos.
Aerospace company Blue Origin was founded by American businessman Jeff Bezos in 2000 in Washington state, USA.
It is known that Blue Origin, which has taken a more cautious step towards space than its rival SpaceX, has had one unsuccessful attempt so far.
According to the “Craft” website, a platform that provides data to companies, Blue Origin employs over 5,700 people.
New Shepard, a fully autonomous rocket-capsule combination operating under Blue Origin, made its first flight in 2015, and its 21st and final flight on July 4, 2022. On July 20, 2021, New Shepard was launched into space, this time with Bezos and three other people, from western Texas. This flight, made entirely of civilians and without a pilot, is a first in history.
On the other hand, founders of companies operating in the space field such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos stand out in the list of the richest people in the world.