The implementation of such a program is made possible by the competition of private companies
NASA intends to build astronauts' new orbit there by the mid-2020s
This station will be a sort of gateway , which will conduct regular manned missions to the Moon, which are more practical for NASA, writes the online edition of Chronicle.info with reference to a new era.
The implementation of such a program is made possible by the competition of private companies in the delivery of various materials into space.
"What has happened to the commercial space-starter industry will soon affect the commercial industry on the moon, and I'm sure there's a lot in common between the two industries," said Bob Richards, CEO of Moon Express ,
NASA works with private sector companies, such as Moon Express, to ship the robot with scientific tools. But Bob Richards believes people can gain a foothold on the moon in the coming years.
The interest in the moon was preceded by the directive of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, from December 201
Planned space station, NASA can not send astronauts without landing gear to the moon. Such a module can be created by commercial or international NASA partners such as SpaceXs Elon Moschus and Jeff Bezos of Blue Origin.
In May, Bezos outlined his plan to create a lunar base with or without the help of NASA. And Israel has recently announced its intention to take the mission to the moon with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The recent discovery of water sources on the moon would also facilitate the creation of a space station.
We recall that humanity celebrated the 49th anniversary of the Moon landing. On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission astronauts became the first people to climb one of the nearby space objects. The work on various missions to the Moon took three years, and the last time the human foot stepped on the surface of Earth's only satellite was in 1972.
The reason for completing missions, budget cuts. Based on the current price, the Apollo missions budget was about $ 120 billion, while the current annual NASA budget is up to $ 20 billion (though the budget for American weapons is about $ 600 billion).