Plans Are Afoot To land On The Moon Before 2030!
Europe and Russia plan to land Humans on the moon before 2030. In a broad agreement the European Space Agency plans to team up with Roscosmos Energia – Russia’s version of NASA for a landing on the Moon in 2029 – exciting stuff.
As we already know the European Space Agency made history in the last 12 months by landing a spacecraft on a comet. This could be a combination that looks towards deep space travel in the future.
What’s your thoughts on this happening?
“We have an ambition to have European astronauts on the Moon,” Bérengère Houdou, who is the head of the lunar exploration group at ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre, recently told BBC News. “There are currently discussion at international level going on for broad cooperation on how to go back to the Moon.”
Both Russia and Europe have expressed interest in establishing a permanent base on the Moon. And they have already begun taking the fist steps toward this ultimate goal.
Last month, Roscosmos announced that it will send a lander, called Luna 25, to the Moon’s south pole in 2024. After touch down, the lander will investigate the lunar surface for future lunar bases.
The Luna 25 mission was initially proposed in 1997 and has since suffered a number of delays, but it seems that with Europe’s aid the mission could finally get the jump start it needs. Construction on the spacecraft has already begun,Tech Insider reported.
This collaborative effort could really start a new friendly version of the space Race we saw in the 60’s, let’s hope this comes off.