New York (CNN Business)The richest man in the world just made a lively presentation about his vision for sending humanity to live in space. Jeff Bezos on Thursday unveiled a brand new rocket engine and a mockup of the lunar lander it wants to use to shuttle cargo or people to the moon. He also spoke about one day creating giant orbital structures that could host self-sustaining colonies, and his dream of people living and working among the stars. If much of the speech from Bezos, the Amazon CEO and Blue Origin founder, sounded like far-out science fiction, that’s because it is. For the time being. Bezos speaks prior to making his announcement. But he did offer insight into Blue Origin’s lunar lander plans, which could carry supplies to the moon in a few years and eventually put people back on its surface for the first time in nearly half a century. Its first mission is slated for 2024. Jeff Bezos unveils new plans for Blue Origin spaceflight “Big things start small,” Bezos told a crowd of reporters and space industry folks at an event in Washington D.C. on Thursday. “It’s time to go back to the moon, this time… Read full this story
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