NASA announces a new project to join private companies to return to the Moon.
NASA has big projects on the doorstep. One of them is historical: take back the dynasty of Apollo missions and return to the moon. This explains why they require more seriousness Elon Musk,
Through official announcement, the space agency has revealed that it has selected nine private US companies; to become involved in the program for commercial lunar freight transport (CLPS).
The ultimate goal is for a man to return to the Moon to prepare a jump on Mars. So these new participating companies will be responsible for designing and assembling vehicles needed for the first mission on the lunar surface. These are participating companies:
Follow the traditional protocol in these cases begins by sending robotic probes survey. Almost two per year on average. Finally, prepare the way for the human crew.
It will be necessary to have patience. Given that CLPS intends to start operations to achieve its first mission in 2019. In reality, however, this deadline could be extended until 2022.
The project has a budget USD 2 600 million for the next ten years. So NASA is all serious about it.