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Jeff Bezos Tweeted An Image of His Futuristic Blue Origin Rocket Engine

Jeff Bezos reveals Blue Origin rocketJeff Bezos reveals Blue Origin rocket
Amazon.com CEO and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos, left, debuts a launch vehicle on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, as Florida Gov. Rick Scott applauds during a press conference at launch complex 36 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photograph by Red Huber—Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images

Jeff Bezos has revealed an image of the first fully-assembled rocket engine that he hopes will propel his space company Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket out of this world.

The Amazon (AMZN) chief shared a photo of the futuristic-looking rocket engine on Twitter, captioning it: “1st BE-4 engine fully assembled. 2nd and 3rd following close behind. #GradatimFerociter.” He also shared an image of the rocket engine in its transport cradle.

According to Blue Origin’s website, the BE-4 rocket engine is fully funded and already more than four years into its development. “BE-4 is the only engine that can fly by 2019, meeting the congressionally mandated deadline to eliminate dependence on Russian-built engines,” the site explains. “The alternative engine option is multiple years behind and could not be integrated into a launch vehicle until at least 2021, extending our dependence on Russian engines well beyond 2019.”

In a white paper reportedly circulating among President Donald Trump’s transition team and NASA’s leadership earlier this month, Bezos wrote that he wants to deliver packages to the moon by mid-2020 in order to enable “future human settlement” on the lunar landscape.