Humanity returns to the moon. Selected location for astronaut landing

Humanity returns to the moon.  Selected location for astronaut landing

On December 19, 1972, the sixth and final human landing on the Moon took place. NASA is set to return to the satellite after more than 50 years of hiatus, and the agency has already shared its plans.

To land on the moon, you must choose a place to land. There are currently 13 potential landing sites near the moon’s south pole. Data on these locations was collected in 2009 using the orbiting LRO lunar lander.

Humanity returns to the moon.  Selected location for astronaut landing
Potential landing sites

As the scientists explained, the southern part of the satellite is best suited for landing, since it is not yet clear what exactly is at the North Pole. According to the expectations of the researchers, it is likely that there will be ice, which later can be used as drinking water for scientific stations and even as fuel.

Now NASA is analyzing potential landing sites and gradually narrowing their list in order to choose the best option.

Scientists plan to launch people to the Moon in 2026 as part of the Artemis program. In the long term, the objective of this project is the permanent presence of men on the moon.

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