Humanity’s future looks a lot like Iain M. Bank’s Culture books (video speech).

In this video, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos talks about his vision to colonise space to benefit Earth and why’s he spending a billion dollars a year of his own money on his space startup, Blue Origin.

In this film he announces the Blue Moon lunar lander, capable of taking people/payloads to the lunar surface.

The cargo variant can carry 3.6 metric tons to the Moon’s surface, with another model of the lander capable of carrying a 6.5-metric-ton, human-rated ascent stage.

The Blue Moon lunar lander will be powered by the BE-7 engine. The BE-7’s 40 kN (10,000 lbf) thrust is designed for large lunar payload transport. The engine’s propellants are a highly-efficient combination of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen.

Jeff also announced his Club For the Future … a non-profit founded by Blue Origin for inspiring the next generation of dreamers and space entrepreneurs to preserve Earth and unlock the potential of living & working in space. The Club will bring together K-12 students and educators for campaigns and initiatives utilising Blue Origin’s access to space.

Humanity’s future looks a lot like Iain M. Bank’s Culture (video documentary).

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