For decades, humans have fantasized about living on the moon, but we haven’t sent anyone there since 1972. So, how close are we to a moon base?
How Close Are We? Season 2 –
How NASA plans to use lunar dust to build structures on the Moon
“NASA’s new focus has been made clear: the space agency is sending humans back to the Moon — this time, in a sustainable way. At least, that’s the claim made by NASA’s administrator Jim Bridenstine, who says he’s not interested in just leaving “flags and footprints” on the lunar surface. ”
How to Build a Moon Base
“Researchers relish the idea of a base for conducting experiments on the Moon and as a way to trial technologies for heading to Mars. Private firms, however, are increasingly tempted by the possibility of mining oxygen and hydrogen — which power rockets — from lunar ice.”
China Announces Plans for Moon Base
“A Chinese rover is currently exploring the far side of the Moon, and an official announced on Monday that the country’s space program plans to launch three more lunar missions — with the goal of laying the groundwork for an international Moon base.”
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