Returning to the moon by 2024 Today’s Video of the Day from NASA describes how we will return to the moon by 2024 with an entirely new approach.
Reusable lunar landers will be capable of landing anywhere on the lunar surface. This will be made possible with an orbiting platform called Gateway.
The platform will be positioned between the moon and Earth’s gravity in a position that is ideal for launching missions to the moon as well as deeper space missions. If you’re Thinking maybe that NASA can not put boots on the moon by 2024 , you’re not alone. During a hearing of the space subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Science, Space and Technology Committee on Wednesday (Sept. 18), multiple representatives voiced concerns about the agency’s progress toward the ambitious 2024 lunar-landing goal.
NASA had officially planned tosend astronauts back to the moon by 2024, but independent experts and its own acting administrator had already doubted that timeline was realistic. Also Nasa is planning to use the innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before.
Video Credit: NASA