Trump: "We will establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars and perhaps someday to many worlds beyond.”

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"The first trip would begin, he says, by launching a pair of rovers to the moon, each capable of housing two astronauts in pressurised environments. Once the rovers are safely landed, possibly as early as 2030, the astronauts would follow. They would land nearby, walk to the rovers, explore for 14 to 42 days, and return to the landing site. The rovers would then be remotely driven to the next landing site, conducting robotic science observations along the way.

It’s an elegant scheme, with landing sites already recommended based on orbital surveillance. “The imagery is so good that we have half-metre resolution,” Kring says. “In some cases, we have even identified rock samples we would like to be collected.”

The most likely destinations, he says, would be on the lunar farside, in and around Schrödinger Crater, a 312-kilometre impact basin not far from the lunar south pole."
SOURCE URL: https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/scientists-cautiously-back-trump-s-moon-plan


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  • Posted by $ exceller 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Hear, hear!

    Bravo! One of the first "moves" of Hussein as president was to scrap the space program of NASA, saying that this endeavor should be privately founded.

    At the same time, he issued a directive to include Islamic scholars in the Halls of fame who "contributed" to our success in space.

    That was the contribution of Hussein to America's space program.
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