As Jeff Bezos stepped down as Amazon CEO, the conglomerate set his sights on the future in space. Blue Origin, founded in 2000, "aims to transform space travel and colonize the solar system." According to Business Insider, Bezos was flooded by "a wave of NASA contracts in 2020" and he is ready to dive in. The firm's goal is essentially to transform space travel and capitalize on it, meaning that there are many safety issues to be resolved and, possibly, room for some amenities.
Awarded $1 billion in funding to produce initial designs for human-landing systems, in December of 2020, Blue Origin received the green light from NASA "for future Earth observation missions, planetary expeditions, and satellite launches with its New Glenn rocket."
Currently, Blue Origin is on track and competing with SpaceX and Dynetics to land NASA astronauts on the moon in 2024.
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