- Blue Origin wants to develop a lunar lander to ferry cargo (but not people) to and from the moon. The lander might include technology similar to that used by the company to land its New Shepard rocket.
- The company hopes to land their Blue Moon vehicle near Shackleton crater. The edge of the crater is awash in near-permanent sunlight (great for solar panels), while its dark pit may be full of water ice, which could come in handy for supporting a human settlement on the moon. Plus, water can be split into hydrogen and oxygen—a.k.a. rocket fuel. So it's pretty much prime real estate for an outfit like this.
- The lunar delivery equipment could be ready as soon as 2020, at least according to Blue Origin's estimates.
- The Blue Moon capsule could launch on a variety of rockets, including NASA's SLS, United Launch Alliance's Atlas V, and the New Glenn rocket that Blue Origin is developing. (Presumably, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy would also be capable of carrying it into space, if Blue Origin and SpaceX ever decide to cooperate instead of compete.)
- Although Bezos is planning to invest some of his own money in the venture, he'll need funding and help from NASA.