NASA promotes its next trip to the moon and warns that it will "stay." He also said that he "is preparing to go further, to Mars."
"We're going back to the moon, preparing for a further trip to Mars, we're going, we're NASA," wrote the team of the US National Space Agency (NASA) in a Twitter message on November 17.
In the sixties, from Apollo program, NASA performed 28 missions to the Moon until the last connection with Russia in 1975. In 1969, the Apollo 11 Mission commanded by Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collin It was the first one that landed on the satellite. Today, NASA has more extensive plans, including exploration, trade and space forces to protect our planet.
The plan to return to the Moon is based on the construction time between 2020 and 2024, and the plan is to put people in our satellite in 10 years, thinking about a long-term permanent project, not just about a great journey – he said. Tom Cremins, associates the administrator of strategies and plans, who presented a general description of NASA's Exploration Campaign on November 15 at the meeting of the Users Advisory Group of the National Space Council at the headquarters of the agency, according to Kosmos.
Cremins described the type of platform NASA will have on the moon, but few astronomers would like to shorten its duration.
"Personally, I think that for people on the moon, 2028, in 10 years, it seems to be far away," said the former astronaut. Eileen Collins"We can do it earlier."
Harrison Schmitt, astronaut Apollo 17 also criticized the weather. "I think that there should be a sense of urgency" – he said about launching the Space Launch System rocket.
Months ago, NASA published a note describing the agency's plans to build a so-called space station that will serve as a gateway. "GateFor the "exploration of human space" and "access to the surface of the Moon and the mission to Mars." The plan is to do it with international partners, always led by the United States, to build the strongest rocket, Space Launch System (SLS) and space probe Orion.
"The platform will consist of at least one power element and propulsion and residential capabilities, logistics and airbags." While there are considered specific technical and missionary capabilities as well as cooperation opportunities, NASA plans to launch Gateway elements in the Space Launch System of commercial agencies or missiles for assembly in space, "said NASA. .
According to Cremins, if the time was shortened, the project could become unbalanced.
"We would like to do it tomorrow if we could," he said. However, "an accelerated program can do a lot of damage that makes it unstable and loses our skills in other areas," reports Kosmos.
Instead of this Mike Griffin, the current Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, came to the conclusion that the goal of bringing people to the surface of the Moon in 2028 "is so late."
Griffin proposed to "move with full awareness" to return to the moon and gain access to resources before developing the gate and sustainability sustained by the satellite.
Government Donald Trump he had previously announced funds for NASA's space programs to create what he called "space power" a key in the field and to protect space between Earth, the Moon and other planets.
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