US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — A NASA document called Plan for Sustained Lunar Exploration and Development describes the steps that they intend to take after astronauts land on the moon. The general concept is based on creating a long-term base on the satellite, as well as preparing a person for a flight to Mars.
They want to achieve this by creating the lunar base Artemis Base Camp at the south pole of the satellite. She will be able to provide missions, the duration of which will reach about a month or two.
To implement the plans, NASA will create an all-terrain vehicle similar to the one used in the Apollo program. In the future, it is planned to create a larger all-terrain vehicle, designated in the document as the Habitable Mobility Platform: it will be possible to make 45-day trips on it.
The space agency also shared its vision of the prospects of the lunar orbiting station Lunar Gateway. Contrary to recent data on the possible abandonment of its use as part of the landing on the moon, NASA still considers the station as an important aspect of the program.
Moreover, in the future, Lunar Gateway intends to integrate the extremely large module Large-Volume Deep Space Habitation, which could be used in various missions to explore the moon. “Orion (a spaceship. – Ed.) Will deliver the first crew to Gateway when the landing system (HLS) capabilities can organize lunar expeditions from Gateway’s stable orbit,” the report said.
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