Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), seems to be thinking about a package delivery service to the moon.
Bezos, who owns private space travel company Blue Origin, said in an internal report that “a good delivery service will be key to establishing a functioning lunar settlement,” according to report from The Washington Post (via The Verge).
The “proprietary and confidential” report was authenticated by The Washington Post reporter Christian Davenport. Bezos also owns The Washington Post.
Bezos is looking to push the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) toward developing “incentives to the private sector to demonstrate a commercial lunar cargo delivery service” by 2020.
According to the report, Blue Moon has no plan transport people the Moon. The space company is looking to ship the gear and equipment that would be required by people settling the Moon.
The report includes details about a Blue Moon vehicle that would able to carry as much as 10,000 pounds of cargo and land on the Moon’s sunny South Pole.
“It’s an ideal landing spot because of the near-continuous sunlight — energy that can power the lander’s solar array. Nearby water could also be used as a source of hydrogen for rocket fuel,” reads The Verge report.