Wednesday, 24 October 2018

NASA’s Return to the Moon Could Include a Reusable Lunar Lander

NASA’s Return to the Moon Could Include a Reusable Lunar Lander

Somewhere inside America’s sprawling space apparatus, a newly assembled team of NASA engineers has begun designing a spacecraft to return astronauts to the surface of the Moon. It would be humanity’s first visit since the glory days of the 1960s. The Lander Study Group, as it’s called inside NASA, put its very first ideas on paper within the past few weeks—that's according to a NASA presentation seen by Popular Mechanics. What’s most exciting about this nascent work is that the new lunar lander won’t be a one-and-done like that of Apollo 11. This 21st century lander will make a round trip.

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