"It's time to go back to the moon, this time to stay", Bezos said.
Mr Bezos presented the Moon goals of his space exploration company Blue Origin at the Washington Convention Center in Washington DC, to an audience consisting of potential customers and officials from Nasa.
In his speech, Mr Bezos said that Blue Origin would be able to meet Trump's deadline, but "only because" the firm had begun designing the lunar lander in 2016.More news: Iran Seems to be Moving Ballistic Missiles by Boat to Persian Gulf
Bezos also talked about his futuristic visions of humanity living in giant space colonies modeled after physicist Gerard O'Neill's designs for massive cylinders that could house human settlers by spinning to provide gravity.
Earth is the best planet to live on in our Solar System-perhaps the only one, given the grim conditions on even the most Earth-like planet, Mars.
"The Earth is not a very good place to do heavy industry". But according to the company's website, "the larger variant of Blue Moon has been created to land an ascent vehicle that will allow us to return Americans to the Moon by 2024".
"But in the not-too-distant future - I'm talking decades, maybe 100 years - it'll start to be easier to do a lot of the things that we now do on Earth in space, because we'll have so much energy".More news: Federer defeats Gasquet in Madrid Open | newkerala.com #139128
That is within the timeline laid out for NASA by US Vice-President Mike Pence earlier this year.
Blue Moon isn't your typical lunar lander: Its cool features include an on-board LIDAR system that can map the lunar landscape and help select a proper landing site, and micro-satellites that can be attached to the top of the rover and leveraged when it orbits the moon.
The company dropped a possible hint about the announcement with a Twitter post last month of a picture of the ship used by explorer Ernest Shackleton on an expedition to Antarctica - a possible reference to an impact crater on the lunar south pole sharing the man's name.
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A site near the south pole of the Moon was named after Shackleton - a crater with rims that are exposed to nearly continual sunlight.