UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) intends to land a man on the moon by 2028, stated in the NASA budget request published on Monday for the fiscal year 2020, which will begin on October 1.
“By 2028, NASA will be ready to send astronauts to the surface of the moon. During this mission, the crew can stay on the lunar surface for up to seven days – longer than any other mission in history,” the document says.
The budget includes “$ 10.7 billion to continue building key components” to “send astronauts to the Moon and beyond its limits,” as well as $ 363 million, “to support the commercial development of a large lunar landing module, which will be able to carry cargo at first, and then astronauts to the surface of the moon.”
“We will go to the moon in the next decade with innovative technologies and systems to explore more places on the lunar surface than ever before. This time, when we go to the moon, we will remain [on it],” the press said -asa service. As noted in the management, the experience gained in sending astronauts to the moon, will be used when flying to Mars.
“Starting with a series of small commercial missions to the moon this year, we will use new ships, robots and ultimately send people to conduct scientific research on the entire surface of the moon by 2028,” NASA said.
About space missions to the moon
The moon is the first celestial body to which spacecraft have been sent from Earth, and the only extraterrestrial astronomical object that humans have visited. For the first time, a soft landing on the lunar surface was made by the Soviet automatic station Luna-9. Launched into space on January 31, 1966, she successfully nailed on February 3 of the same year. The Soviet automatic interplanetary station Luna-10 was the first artificial satellite of the Moon in history.
On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin were the first to set foot on the lunar surface. They arrived on the manned spacecraft Apollo 11 (launch took place on July 16, 1969). The third crew member, Michael Collins, was in circumlunar orbit in the command module of the ship.
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