“This is the engine that will take the first woman to the surface of the Moon,” the caption read.
Cumulatively, the engine was tested for a little over 20 minutes, according to Bezos’ Instagram post.
Blue Origin is one of the companies that was selected to build moon landers, NASA announced in April.
The lunar lander is a crucial part of the Artemis program, which NASA says will put two astronauts — one man and one woman — on the moon. It will mark the first time humans have set foot on the lunar surface since the final Apollo moon landing in 1972.
“With bipartisan support from Congress, our 21st century push to the Moon is well within America’s reach,” Bridenstine said in a statement in September. “As we’ve solidified more of our exploration plans in recent months, we’ve continued to refine our budget and architecture.
— CNN’s Jackie Wattles contributed to this report.