How the Moon will help in the exploration of Mars

(ORDO NEWS) — The moon can become a good trans-shipment base for further exploration of Mars and the solar system. This opinion was shared by the pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of Russia Mikhail Kornienko.

“The moon is our closest neighbor. First, it is easier and cheaper to get there, faster to build a base, and safer as possible. Secondly, if the Moon is perceived as a base, then it can become a base for the exploration of Mars, the solar system, for astronomers to study natural resources. But this is all far-reaching affairs, bringing all these factories there is still from the realm of fantasy. Nevertheless, the Moon remains the most interesting and real object at the moment, “explained Mikhail Kornienko.

In an interview with URA.RU, pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of Russia Andrei Borisenko emphasized that going out to the planets will allow us to get a lot of information that is not yet available to us.

“We are still at the very beginning of the path of studying the planets, because all the most complete information about any planet can be obtained only with the help of a contact method. Therefore, until we have the opportunity to land on this or that planet, there will remain a large layer of information inaccessible to us. Our task is to begin the next stage of the study of planets, including in the solar system. The easiest one to achieve is the Earth’s satellite – the Moon, ”he added.

On this day, December 19, 1972, Apollo 17 returned to Earth. During the mission, astronauts in spacesuits went to the surface of the moon, took photos and filmed. On September 21, 2021, the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexander Sergeev, announced that a natural satellite of the Earth should become a priority in further space exploration for Russia.


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