Project Description

On September 7, 2017, Bretton Alexander, the Director, Business Development & Strategy at Blue Origin, testified before the House Subcommittee on Space during its Hearing on Private Sector Lunar Exploration.  Mr. Alexander's testimony covered his company's concepts for lunar exploration, including the Blue Moon lander.  The testimony also detailed legislative considerations that could aid this process.  We are publishing this testimony in its entirety.

From the introduction:

"Jeff Bezos founded Blue Origin to bring about a future where millions of people are living and working in space. Our team of over eleven hundred people across the nation works tirelessly each and every day to enable this future. We believe that the backbone of this vision is to achieve full operational reusability with our launch vehicles, which will lower the cost of access to space at higher flight rates and higher levels of safety and reliability. We will get there through
practice, and we’ve recently made great progress flying our fully reusable New Shepard vehicle to space and back five times in less than 12 months. We are now developing New Glenn, our next-generation reusable rocket that will launch people and payloads to low Earth orbit and beyond."

"We are committed to building the next generation of space transportation infrastructure, providing reliable, affordable, and frequent rides to space for everything from people and satellites to deep space exploration."