At 3: 00 a.m. Beijing time on November 30, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), (NASA), held a news conference saying that nine companies
According to NASA, working with these private companies not only reduces costs, but also promotes the further development of commercial space, according to NASA. The first lunar landing flight will take place in 2019, and they hope to explore the moon as a springboard and continue their efforts to Mars.
It was reported that 9 selected
Asked what information companies had to provide to participate in the program and how NASA selected them, Thomas, head of the NASA Science Mission Board
Of course, these companies in the field of commercial aviation is not a general generation. For example, as early as 2017, it was reported that Cosmobot's lunar lander would be used by the United States Joint launch Alliance in 2019.
In addition, the Moon Express is the first company in the United States to obtain permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to land on the moon. The company announced an ambitious plan last yea
NASA's CLPS is expected to total $2.6 billion over 10 years, although NASA spokesman Cheryl
Reducing the cost of space exploration
NASA has been encouraging private companies to take an interest in exploring the Moon to reduce the cost of space exploration by the agency.
The analysis points out that the risk of space exploration is too great and the investment is a dazzling astronomical figure. Therefore, cooperation is a wise move. Private partners will help NASA reduce costs as much as possible. For the same reason, NASA is also considering working with international agencies.
For example, in late September last year, NASA and the Russian Federation space agency signed a joint declaration that they would cooperate in the construction of the first lunar orbiting space station, to be known as the Space Station.
Russian satellite network reported on November 29 that the United States will be built in 2019,
NASA Director Jim
CLPS is expected to encourage smaller companies to develop 1,100-2,200-pound robotic landers that can deliver NASA's scientific payloads to the lunar surface. NASA said that with these services, NASA will speed up the robot's return to the moon, and the upcoming mission will be two to three years ahead of schedule.
NASA's current plan is for humans to circle the moon again by 2023 and land on the moon 10 years later, but the agency has been hoping to send landers to the moon before manned missions.
From the moon to Mars
Another important reason why NASA attaches so much importance to returning to the moon is that it will serve as an outpost to realize the great dream of manned landing on Mars.
At a news conference, Brittenstein also said:
The moon can help us learn how to live and work on another planet, only three days away from Earth, not six to eight months.
U.S. Vice President Mike, head of the National Space Commission
Russian satellite network reported that former US President Barack
(Science and Technology Daily, Beijing, Dec. 3)