Jeff Bezos shares a sneak peek at rocket engine that will take the first woman to the Moon
The Amazon CEO shared a video from a test at NASA’s Space Flight Center at Huntsville, Alabama.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company Blue Origin is all geared up to put the first woman on the moon and the preparations for the take off of the rocket are ongoing. Bezos shared a video on Instagram on Friday giving people a glimpse at the rocket engine being tested for the lunar flight.
The video Bezos shared shows powerful flames coming out of the rocket engine and the video was shot at an ongoing test at NASA’s Space Flight Centre at Huntsville in Alabama.
The caption Bezos shared with the video reads:
“This is the engine that will take the first woman to the surface of the Moon. The BE-7 is a high-performance, additively manufactured liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen lunar landing engine with 10,000 lbf of thrust — deep throttling down to 2,000 lbf for a precise landing on the Moon. The engine will power @BlueOrigin’s National Team HLS lunar lander. Video is from a test this week at @NASA”.
The BE-7 engine will power the Human Landing System (HLS) lander that Blue Origin has been working with NASA's Artemis programme to put humans on the lunar surface by 2024.