The US space agency NASA is planning to send humans to the moon once again. (Photo courtesy- NASA)
According to NASA Chief Jim Bridenstein, in this mission, the landing of the spacecraft (Mission Moon) will be made at the unbroken south pole of the moon. This mission will be completed in 4 years and it will cost about 28 billion dollars.
- Last Updated:September 23, 2020, 11:41 AM IST
NASA chief Jim Bridenstein told in the briefing that, there is some difficulty in the mission, because there is a presidential election in the country. If the US Parliament approves Rs 23 thousand 545 crore as the initial budget by December, then we will be able to carry out our campaign on the moon.
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He told that in this mission, NASA will make a landing of the spacecraft on the untouched south pole of the moon. This mission will be completed in 4 years and it will cost about 28 billion dollars. Bridenstein said, “New things will be discovered in this mission. Different research will be done in this than scientific research done earlier. He told that during the Apollo mission of 1969 we used to think that the moon is dry, but now we know that there is a huge amount of water at the south pole of the moon. Currently, work is underway to construct three lunar landers, which will carry astronauts.
According to NASA, the first lander is being formed by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin Amazon, the second lander is by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX and the third is Lander Dynamics. NASA has named its mission Artemis, it will be in several stages. The first phase of unmanned Orion spacecraft will begin in November 2021. In the second and third phases of the mission, Astronaut will revolve around the moon and land on the moon’s surface. Which will run for a week like the Apollo-11 mission and during this time, Astronaut will work on the moon’s surface for a week.
NASA sent 6 missions to the moon including Apollo 11 from 1969 to 1972
According to NASA, from 1969 to 1972, the US had sent 6 missions to the moon, including Apollo-11. On 20 July 1969, for the first time through Apollo-11, Astronaut Neil Armstrong landed on the land of Edwin Aldrin Moon.