3 March 2017

NEWS: Amazon want to deliver things... TO THE MOON!

Would next day shipping still apply?

Late last year we reported on how, here in the UK at least, Amazon drone deliveries are now a thing. However, according to Amazon's boss Jeff Bezos, the company have set their sights a little further than short-range flying gadgets, and are now considering the Moon. As in the actual Moon. In space.

Bezos published a white paper detailing his wishes to include Earth's natural satellite into Amazon's distribution radius, with a view to sending stuff up there to aid in human colonisation. He intends to do this using the private space flight company he owns, Blue Origin, and is urging both NASA and the Trump administration to consider a push towards to moon, saying: “It is time for America to return to the Moon — this time to stay. A permanently inhabited lunar settlement is a difficult and worthy objective. I sense a lot of people are excited about this.”

So... does this mean that one day soon you'll have the option of getting that 20-piece cutlery set delivered to your dome on the moon? Maybe. Bezos even has a site on the moon in mind, the south pole, as this receives near constant sunlight and would be a great place to set up a solar energy array. Bear in mind that Amazon started as a book shop. A book shop. Now they're more adventurous and better funded than NASA. 

Just let that sink in for minute.

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