File photo: Blue Origin, Jezz Bezos’ space company, has a contract for the supply of engines for United Launch Alliance, according to a report Thursday. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson –
Jeff Bezos’ private space company is ready for launch.
The Amazon founder’s Blue Origin has won a contract for the supply of engines for United Launch Alliance, according to a report Thursday.
Blue Origin of the huge BE-4 engine is chosen to power the joint Boeing and Lockheed Martin company Vulcan missile, according to the report.
The deal put Blue Origin in sniffing distance of valuable Pentagon contracts — United Launch Alliance has taken a majority of the AMERICAN military and spy satellites in orbit over the past ten years, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The contract is validation for Bezos, now the world’s richest man, who for years was the elimination of $1 billion of Amazon’s stock annually to the fund are interplanetary dreams.
In addition to the launch of satellites, Bezos has his eye on taking tourists into space, with a goal for humanity to distant planets.
“The long-term vision is millions of people who live and work in the space. We have a space-faring civilization,” Bezos said in 2017.
This story was previously published in the New York Post.