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NASA plans to send humans to moon, and that too for long

NASA plans to send humans to moon, and that too for long

The space race between the United States and Russia seems to be back on with a first ever manned lunar mission being planned by Russians for 2031. "But to some, saying we're returning to the moon implies we'll be doing the same as we did 50 years ago".

"This is an exciting time to be leading America's space program". "I want to be clear - that is not our vision", said Jim Bridenstine, the NASA administrator.

When NASA again sends humans to the Moon, the surface will be buzzing with new research and robotic activity, and there will be more opportunities for discovery than ever before. This time NASA plans to get to parts of the moon they haven't discovered yet.

NASA are looking at a 10 year timescale. NASA has asked companies to research and come up with the ideal way to land humans on the Moon's surface as it wants to begin the development soon enough.

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A call has been made by Bridenstine for "the best and brightest of American industry to help design and develop human landers".

The ambitious new mission will begin next week, according to Bridenstine, when the agency will meet with industry leaders at NASA headquarters to start discussing lunar landers.

Bridenstine revealed the agency's goals for the near and distant futures, including getting astronauts back to the Moon and sending the first ones to Mars. Now, as NASA prepares to revisit the Moon within the next decade, the space agency is reaching out to the private sector in the hopes of streamlining the development of the technologies that will allow astronauts to make the journey.

"In other news, so far, "the Yutu-2 rover [of the Chang'e-4 lunar probe] has accumulated 120 meters of driving on the lunar surface, surpassing the 114 meters of roving managed by the 2013 Chang'e-3 mission rover Yutu (also dubbed as "Jade Rabbit") before it became immobilized in its second lunar daytime", Space News reported".