December 7 According to a US media report on the 6th, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, recently released a video of the test of the lunar lander engine BE-7 developed by Blue Origin. The caption said that the engine would send the first woman to the moon.
Recently, Bezos reportedly posted a video of engine testing at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, saying, “This (BE-7) engine will send the first woman to the lunar surface”.
Previously, NASA had said that it planned to send a woman to the moon in 2024. In April, NASA announced that it had signed a multi-million-dollar contract with Blue Origin, Dynetics and SpaceX to design a manned landing system.
NASA said, “One of the companies has developed a landing system that will send the first female and a male astronaut to the lunar surface in 2024.”
In addition, according to NASA’s Artemis lunar landing program, astronauts will be sent to the moon in 2024 in three steps. The whole mission will cost $28 billion, of which $16 billion will be used to develop the lunar module.
The first flight, the “Aramis 1” mission, will start in November 2021, which is an unmanned flight. In 2023, Artemis 2 will carry astronauts around the moon, but will not land on the moon. In 2024, Artemis 3 will land on the moon, like Apollo 11, which was launched in 1969, but it will stay longer – one week, and will carry out two to five “extravehicular activities”.