NASA announces a new project that will join private companies to return to the moon.
NASA has major projects at the doorstep. One of them is historical: take back the Apollo mission dynasty and return to the moon. This explains why they require greater seriousness Elon Musk.
over it official statement, the space agency has revealed that it has selected nine private US companies; to participate in its Commercial Lunar Freight Services (CLPS) program.
The ultimate goal is to bring man back to the Moon to prepare a jump on Mars. So these new companies participating in the project will be responsible for designing and assembling vehicles needed for the first jobs on the Moon's surface. These companies are included:
Following the traditional protocol in these cases will begin by sending robotic probes research. Almost two a year on average. Finally prepare the journey of a human crew.
Patience will be needed. Since the CLPS program has been thinking about initial activities to achieve its first mission in 2019. But in reality, the term could be extended by 2022.
The project has a budget of USD 2,600 million for the next ten years. So, NASA is serious about all this.