NASA wishes to return to the surface of the moon.
In November, the agency marked nine US companies as eligible to bid for NASA's robotic moonloaded robotic workloads through the CLPS. The NASA authorities announced on Thursday (February 14th) that the first "delivery order" for such a delivery will probably be released after about a month – and this flight is expected to follow in a relatively short time.
"For us, if we had a wish, I would like to fly this calendar year," said Thomas Carchius, an associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, at the Washington-based media roundtable. 21 The Most Beautiful Moon Missions of All Time ]
"We Care for Speed. We want to start striking the target, "said Tsurbuhain, noting that NASA will provide financial incentives to companies that meet the conditions down faster than the earth
NASA is ready to take some risks in these early days, to help develop the CLPS program and the commercial business for on the lunar delivery as a whole, he adds, "that each of these shots or each of those shots will be successful."
selected in November by NASA are Astrobotic, Deep Space Systems, Draper, Firefly Aerospace, Intuitive vnite machinery space Lockheed Martin, the space Masten Systems, Moon Express and Orbit beyond.
These teams will compete for a variety of loads in the coming months and years, NASA officials said. For example, some launches will carry scientific instruments designed to help solve the mysterious moon, while others will provide resource search facilities and other demonstrations of technology designed to pave the way for people to settle.
originally was water. The moon's surface has many things locked like ice on the permanently shaded floors of polar craters. This water will help to settle the Moon and further its exploration, not just by extinguishing the thirst of astronauts. Water can be divided into hydrogen and oxygen, which are the main components of rocket fuel
The CLPS program is just part of a broad moon exploration plan that gives priority to an open architecture that encourages cooperation with many commercial and international partners . NASA wants to be the first, but not just, customer trading company.
One of the most critical parts of this plan is a small space station called Gateway which NASA aims to start building on the lunar orbit in 2022. The portal will be the center for many types of lunar exploration, including crew and crew flying off the surface.
If all goes according to plan, NASA's astronauts will take their first take-off in 2028 ̵
But NASA is not the purpose of repeating Apollo's flagship and footprint strategy, agency chairman Jim Britainstein said at today's round table.
"This time we go to the moon, we will actually stay," said Bridentalina.
It is important, he added, "to build as many possibilities as possible in the system that can be replicated for a possible mission on Mars."  The Book of Mike Wall for the Search for Aliens "(Grand Central Publishing, 2018, illustrated by Carl Tate ) Follow it on Twitter @michaeldwall . Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or Facebook