Blue Origin arranges a media event later today in Washington, D.C. TechCrunch will be on the ground, reporting live, though details around exactly what is being announced are still quite minimal. According to new reports from Reuters, chief executive Jeff Bezos is set to uncover his plans to help the US government establish a lunar post over the next five years.
This word comes via "people familiar with the case". Blue Origin has not responded yet – although we just have to wait until around 4 PM ET to find out what the company will reveal through its "update on our progress and share our vision of going to room to serve the earth." [1
9659002] Of course, the subject is nothing new for Bezos and Blue Origin. This time last year, the world's richest man discussed his hopes for a space vacation. "In the not too distant future – I speak decades, maybe 100 years," he told an audience at the Space Development Conference in LA, "it will be easier to do many things we are currently doing on earth in space because we get so much energy. We have to leave this planet. We're going to leave it and it's going to make this planet better. "As Reuters notes, VP Mike Pence recently discussed the White House's own hopes that an astronaut record was established by 2024. He designated NASA, but even with an ongoing word of urgency between Trump and Bezos, it seems likely what the cabinet would be open to working with private space organizations like Blue Origin.