In the next 5 years, the US government will reach for the stars again as Vice-President Mike Pence on Tuesday called for a moon landing. The VP said that NASA needs to reach this target “by any means necessary” while he spoke to the National Space Council in Huntsville, Alabama. The Luna landing vehicles and the rocket motors will be replaced by privately built equipment if necessary according to the VP.
The US is in a race with China to land on the Moon, but this time both countries will have cameras placed there to ensure it is now not seen as fake.
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the manned moon landing and there have not been any people walking on the moon since 1972 when the US sent its last mission there. Keep in mind that the pictures that we see of the moon do not show the tonnes of junk the the US, China and Russia have left on the surface of the moon. The surface, according to sources, is littered with waste materials and junk that was too heavy or too costly to bring back to earth.
The VP suggested to NASA officials that they land on the South Pole of this satellite planet as there are ice formations for drinking and substances that can be used – even used for rocket fuel. Some are skeptical about the 5 year time-line as being too ambitious and not having the full support of both parties in the US.
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