NASA details plans for staging materials to eventually build a base on the moon

NASA details plans for staging materials to eventually build a base on the moon

Humankind is one step closer to its next lunar expedition, as NASA has awarded a contract that will see foundational exploratory kit delivered to the surface of the Moon ahead of manned missions in 2024. California’s Masten Space Systems has won the $75.9 million contract to transport and operate eight payloads to the Moon’s South Pole in 2022 as part of NASA’s Artemis program.

Paul C
Paul C
Skeptic
Skeptic 1 months

As Paul said, this is exciting though I am not sure about manned missions. I'm also impressed this can be done in a couple of years for less than $10 million per payload. Is that right?

Whicker
Whicker 1 months

Good luck with that but it's not gonna pan out. We will never escape this pale blue dot in a meaningful way. Even if we manage that we will never make it out of the solar system. Without FTL (Faster than Light) space travel will take absurd amounts of time. FTL requireds some form of exotic matter that hasn't been proven to exist and probably never will be. So get comfy the pale blue dot it's all we have.

Paul C
Paul C 1 months

Usually when you read stories about anything happening in space it is decades away, but the things they are talking about here are not that far away. Super exciting time in human history!

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