Maybe Trump forced the US space agency to make its comeback to the Earth’s satellite, but that was not something NASA didn’t want. Now, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, called for “the best and brightest of American industry to help design and develop human lunar landers,” in NASA’s latest approach to conquer the Moon, in a time when the Chinese scientists already landed Chang’e-4 on the dark side of the Moon and planned to land on Mars, as well, in the near future.
“As a lifelong NASA supporter, I am thrilled to be talking once again about landing humans on the moon. But to some, saying we’re returning to the moon implies we’ll be doing the same as we did 50 years ago. I want to be clear — that is not our vision,” said Jim Bridenstine, the NASA administrator.
NASA Plans To Return To The Moon To Stay There
“We are going to the moon with innovative new technologies and systems to explore more locations across the surface than we ever thought possible. This time, when we go to the moon, we will stay,” NASA administrator added. He continued by saying that the return to the Moon would commence next week when private corporations would meed with NASA to debate the future landing on the Earth’s natural satellite.
“Billions of people around the world will watch history being made as astronauts explore more of the surface for longer periods of time than ever before, and help us prepare for missions to Mars and other destinations,” said Bridenstine, the NASA administrator. He also stated that the US space agency contracted nine private space companies “to send cargo to the moon, with the ultimate goal being to develop landers that can take astronauts back to the surface of the Earth’s satellite,” according to The Independent.
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