United States plan to win the new space race, again to land a man on the moon and settle on the earth's satellite
A new space race is gaining momentum in the world, initiated by the main superpowers — China, Russia and the United States. And, apparently, America wants to win it. The state plans to repeat its achievement in space exploration and again to land a man on the earth's satellite. Work in this direction is already underway. The approximate date of implementation is 2028.
How America is going to win a new space race
In the fall of 2018, NASA has identified 9 companies that will participate in the tender for an order to develop a device capable of delivering equipment and other comic instruments to the moon. In February of the new year, the Agency published a new statement. It says that the United States is counting on the help of the space industry in the creation of a ship to land astronauts on the surface of the satellite.
However, before it is planned to send the UAV. The competition for applications from companies capable of building such a machine will last until March 25.
The company, selected in 2018, will participate in the creation and development of the new lunar program of America and to address related scientific issues. Some companies will develop systems for sending equipment to the satellite, while others will work on technologies that are designed to form a human settlement in the celestial body. In particular, it is planned to solve the problem with water, the reserves of which on the moon are contained in the ice on its dark side and in the pyroclastic rock.
NASA also wants to create a compact space station Gateway in orbit of the moon. Start of construction is scheduled for 2022. The station will become a hub through which America and its partners will implement space missions in the future.
The transshipment point is another planned function of the station. It will be used by drones and traditional manned ships for further operations in outer space.
Recall that the last person to visit the moon is Eugene Cernan. He set foot on its surface in December of 1972. The future journey to the earth's satellite must become more thorough. NASA wants not just to win a new space race and set the next flag on the moon, and start
full-fledged work on its development.