Jeff Bezos wants to build a city on the moon

(credit: Blue Origin)

Amazon sells pretty much every item on Earth, but what about things that are out of this world? It turns out, the company is looking to colonize beyond the atmosphere as well.

Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos recently shared some rather alien ideas with children at Seattle’s Museum of Flight, saying,  “I think we should build a permanent human settlement on one of the poles of the moon. It’s time to go back to the moon, but this time to stay.”

Bezos owns Blue Origin, a spaceship company, which could play a part in this potential colonization. It was revealed last month that he funds the company by selling $1 billion in Amazon stock every year. Bezos is very serious about this mission, as he already pitched his idea to NASA.

“We have architecture and technologies that would allow us to soft-land large amounts of mass on the moon, which would be necessary if you’re going to build a permanent human settlement there.” And even though mailmen deliver Amazon orders here on Earth, expect robots to take on that role on the moon.

The inspiration for this dream of moon colonization? Bezos told the kiddies it’s actually Neil Armstrong. [Geekwire]