【NASA宣布:2028年将再次登陆月球】

【NASA宣布:2028年将再次登陆月球】美国国家航空航天局(NASA)计划将在2028年登陆月球,并计划建立一个可持续发展的月球殖民地,以便宇航员能够定期往返于地球,这是自1972年以来的首次。 该机构负责人表示,他们尽快登上月球是至关重要的,此外他们还提出了降落舱、空间加油系统和运载工具的概念。

NASA will set foot on the moon 'by 2028' for the first time since 1972 and plans to make a sustainable colony so astronauts can regularly travel back and forth from Earth

  • NASA's administrator says they are speeding up plans to get back to the moon
  • The last man on the moon was Gene Cernan who walked the surface in 1972
  • Agency head says it's vital that they get to the moon as soon as possible
  • They also say that they aim to land an unmanned vehicle on the Moon by 2024  
  • They have proposed concepts for a descent module, a space refueling system and a transfer vehicle 

NASA is accelerating plans to return to the Moon by 2028 for the first time since 1972 and claim that they will be there 'to stay'.

The aerospace agency's head Jim Bridenstine said they plan to make the moon sustainable for humans so they can go back and forth regularly.

Commander Gene Cernan was the eleventh and last man to walk on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission 47 years ago.

President Trump said in 2017 that he wants to return Americans to the lunar surface and establish a foundation there for an eventual mission to Mars.

As a way-station for trips to and from the lunar surface, NASA want to build a space station, dubbed Gateway, in the Moon's orbit by 2026.

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NASA is accelerating plans to return to the Moon by 2028 for the first time since 1972 and claim that when they do, they will be there 'to stay'. The aerospace agency's head Jim Bridenstine, here, said they plan to make the moon sustainable for humans so they can go back

NASA is accelerating plans to return to the Moon by 2028 for the first time since 1972 and claim that when they do, they will be there 'to stay'. The aerospace agency's head Jim Bridenstine, here, said they plan to make the moon sustainable for humans so they can go back

The plan is to have the next man on the moon by 2028 adding that it's important that they get back 'as fast as possible,' he said at NASA's Washington headquarters.

'This time, when we go to the Moon, we're actually going to stay. We're not going to leave flags and footprints and then come home to not go back for another 50 years.

'We're doing it entirely different than every other country in the world. What we're doing is, we're making it sustainable so you can go back and forth regularly with humans.'

Although to make all this as process as quick as possible, Mr Bridenstine said that the agency wishes to work with private space companies.

Before humans return, NASA aims to land an unmanned vehicle on the Moon by 2024 and are now inviting bids from the private sector to build the probe.

They have pitched for ventures to build hardware, according to a document called the Broad Agency Announcement, a notice from the government that requests scientific proposals from private firms.

An artist’s conception shows astronauts standing next to a descent module with its ascent module stacked on top. (NASA Illustration) Mr Bridenstine said that the agency wishes to speed up the process by working with private space companies

An artist’s conception shows astronauts standing next to a descent module with its ascent module stacked on top. (NASA Illustration) Mr Bridenstine said that the agency wishes to speed up the process by working with private space companies

An artist’s conception shows the space platform known as the Gateway in lunar orbit. (NASA Illustration) The agency wants to build a small space station, dubbed Gateway, in the Moon's orbit by 2026 which will serve as a way-station for trips to and from the lunar surface

An artist’s conception shows the space platform known as the Gateway in lunar orbit. (NASA Illustration) The agency wants to build a small space station, dubbed Gateway, in the Moon's orbit by 2026 which will serve as a way-station for trips to and from the lunar surface

The procurement plan calls for companies to propose concepts for a descent module, a space refueling system and a transfer vehicle by March 25th.

SpaceX’s billionaire founder, Elon Musk, has said Starship could be ready for trips around the moon and journeys to Mars by the mid-2020s.

But at the moment, Starship doesn’t fit the specifications laid out in the Broad Agency Announcement.

The first selection is due in May, a tight timeline for an agency whose past projects have run years behind schedule and billions over budget.

'For us, if we had any wish, I would like to fly this calendar year. We want to go fast,' said Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

Commander Gene Cernan was the eleventh and last man to walk on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission 47 years ago. Here, Apollo 17 Mission Commander Eugene Cernan during the final manned mission to the moon, standing near the lunar rover and the US flag during a spacewalk on the moon in 1972

Commander Gene Cernan was the eleventh and last man to walk on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission 47 years ago. Here, Apollo 17 Mission Commander Eugene Cernan during the final manned mission to the moon, standing near the lunar rover and the US flag during a spacewalk on the moon in 1972

Earthrise over the moon: This view was taken by astronauts during the Apollo 10 mission in 1969. Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, said that the agency will speed up plans backed by President Donald Trump to return to the moon, using private companies

Earthrise over the moon: This view was taken by astronauts during the Apollo 10 mission in 1969. Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, said that the agency will speed up plans backed by President Donald Trump to return to the moon, using private companies

However, he conceded that they 'may not be able to.'

NASA plans to build a small space station, dubbed Gateway, in the Moon's orbit by 2026 which will serve as a way-station for trips to and from the lunar surface.

However, this will not be permanently crewed like the International Space Station (ISS), currently in Earth's orbit.

As with the ISS, NASA would seek the participation of other countries, who could provide some of the necessary needed, such as modules for the Moon station or vehicles to allow landings on the surface.

NASA plans to build a small space station, dubbed Gateway, in the Moon's orbit by 2026 which will serve as a way-station for trips to and from the lunar surface. However, this will not be permanently crewed like the International Space Station (ISS), currently in Earth's orbit

NASA plans to build a small space station, dubbed Gateway, in the Moon's orbit by 2026 which will serve as a way-station for trips to and from the lunar surface. However, this will not be permanently crewed like the International Space Station (ISS), currently in Earth's orbit

'We want numerous providers competing on cost and innovation,' Mr Bridenstine said.

The agency is also calling for quick-turnaround bids to manufacture and launch such instruments, offering financial incentives to make it happen fast.

'We care about speed,' said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

'We do not expect that every one of those launches or every one of those landings will be successful. We are taking risks.'

In January, a Chinese spacecraft made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon. China said in 2017 it is also making preparations to send a person to the moon.

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