NASA administrator says agency plans to 'go to the Moon and stay'

NASA administrator says agency plans to 'go to the Moon and stay'

The Americans want to set up a base there as part of challenging goals that also include one day sending astronauts to Mars.

February 9, 2019-According to a document prepared by the Russian Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash), obtained by Sputnik, Russia is planning to put a man on the Moon by 2031.

"For the moon, we'd like to return humans in the late 2020s", Clarke said.

Well, NASA is planning to send humans to the moon once again, only that this time, it might be for quite a while.

"I want to be clear - that is not our vision".

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The agency will send "new science instruments and technology demonstrations" to the moon's surface on "commercial cargo moon deliveries" in the future.

NASA are looking at a 10 year timescale.

"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", he said.

The ambitious new mission will begin next week, according to Bridenstine, when the agency will meet with industry leaders at NASA headquarters to start discussing lunar landers. "That's the mandate we've been given by President Donald Trump and a supportive bipartisan Congress", he writes at Ozy. He also stated that the United States 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.

"In other news, so far, "the Yutu-2 rover [of the Chang'e-4 lunar probe] has accumulated 120 meters of driving on the lunar surface, surpassing the 114 meters of roving managed by the 2013 Chang'e-3 mission rover Yutu (also dubbed as "Jade Rabbit") before it became immobilized in its second lunar daytime", Space News reported".

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