This is “Orbital Reef”: Jeff Bezos' new space exploration project with NASA

Comparable in scale to the International Space Station (ISS), it is designed to serve as a multi-purpose center for space exploration.

This is Orbital Reef, the space station that Jeff Bezos plans to build with NASA. Photo: Blue Look.

Jeff BezosFounder Amazon Y Blue appearanceis undertaking an innovative project in association with National Astronomy and Space Administration (NASA): Construction Orbital reefA commercial space station, it will be a center for research, space tourism and technology development.

A size comparable to International Space Station (ISS)Designed to accommodate up to 10 astronauts and a Diversity Center Space exploration, space tourism and commercial production in space.

This is Orbital Reef, the space station that Jeff Bezos plans to build with NASA. Video: Blue Appearance.

Strategic collaboration with NASAIt contributes 100 million dollars In addition to guaranteeing financial support for the initial phase of the project, the US space agency also provides full access to the station for its own research and development.

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Orbital Reef: Technical Paper and Future Objectives

One of the most exciting features Orbital reef Focuses on technological innovation. They have already been successfully defeated Critical life support testsincluding controlling air and water pollutants, as well as recovering water from urine.

design Orbital reef It consists of several interconnected modules, from the core with power and control systems to the science module with laboratories for microgravity research. In addition, it contains a Space port To obtain reusable vessels.

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This is Orbital Reef, the space station that Jeff Bezos plans to build with NASA.  Photo: Blue Look.This is Orbital Reef, the space station that Jeff Bezos plans to build with NASA. Photo: Blue Look.

Broadly speaking, there will be four modules that work together:

  • Main block: With power, control and life support systems for the entire station.
  • Living Block: Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and entertainment spaces for astronauts.
  • Science Module: Laboratories for microgravity research are equipped in various fields such as biomedicine, materials physics and geosciences.
  • Spaceport module: For docking the spacecraft, commercial and NASA.

as Orbital reef move towards you Scheduled to start in 2027, its aims are increasingly ambitious and varied. From facilitating research Microgravity As long as it promotes growth New space technologiesLike 3D printing in space, Open the doors to space tourism, which will allow people who are not astronauts to experience this life.

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