NASA's new space plan sounds a bit like a time warp. The agency wants to bring humans back to the moon, a place that twelve people already walked upon between 1969 and 1972. Why are we going back again nearly 50 years later? As NASA's new administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a major speech in Washington, D.C. last week, the moon will help us prepare for Mars. "We are doing both the moon and Mars in tandem, and the missions are supportive of each other," he said at the annual Humans to Mars Summit.
The Moon Is a Different Place to Us Now
We Can Prepare for Mars
So When Are We Going?
Written by Elizabeth Howell May 24, 2018
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