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Blue Origin announces engine that will send the first woman to the Moon

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Blue Origin and its plans for space travel

NASA is planning on sending a woman and a man to the Moon in 2024 as part of its Artemis mission. This will be the first-ever woman to walk on the surface of the Moon.

The space company Blue Origin has announced the engine that will be taking the astronauts. Blue Origin was started by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the richest man in the world.

Blue Origin is leading the National Team. This is a group of private companies that are developing the technology for NASA’s moon landers for the Artemis mission. The lunar lander is a crucial part of the Artemis programme.

Bezos announced the engine on social media. It is called the BE-7 engine and Blue Origin has been developing for years. It was tested for a little over 20 minutes last week  at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, US.

It will power the company’s National Team Human Landing System (HLS) lunar lander.

However, two other companies are also separately developing lunar landers for NASA – SpaceX and Dynetics. In March 2021, NASA finally will select which company’s lunar landers to use.


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