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Why is the ISS not on the moon?
Originally Answered: Why do not we have a space station on the Moon? For starters, because space stations are called space stations because they are stations in space. The Moon is not space, it’s the Moon. So if you have a station on the Moon, it’s a Moon station, not a space station.
Why don’t we build a base on the moon?
Even the discovery of vast amounts of ice (from water) didn’t elicit interest in further exploration. A base on the moon would have value. It takes 3 days to get to the moon and we can go there any time we want. It takes a year (or longer) to get to Mars and that trip can only be executed every 2 years.
Can the ISS be moved to the moon?
To supply it at L1 or lunar orbit would require much larger launchers, or more frequent launches of very small payloads. Crew transport to and from the station, likewise, would have to be done on bigger rockets. The Soyuz launcher can’t send a crew to L1 or the moon; the Soyuz spacecraft can’t get home from there.
Is NASA going to build a base on the moon?
In 2028 NASA plans on launching the Lunar Surface Asset, a small habitat to the surface of the Moon on either an SLS Block 1B or through an Artemis Support Mission on a commercial launcher. This would be the first crewed lunar base.
Are there lunar bases?
A moonbase is a facility on the surface of the Moon, enabling human activity at the Moon. Missions to the Moon have so far realized only temporary single-mission bases (Tranquility Base being the first), as well as some small permanent installations.
Should we build a base station on the Moon?
One of the most compelling reasons for establishing a lunar base station is that it will serve as a practice ground and staging area for our bigger ambitions, such as colonizing Mars and beyond. On average, the moon is 384,000 kilometers away from Earth.
What is NASA’s new base camp on the Moon?
The star of the report is what NASA has dubbed Artemis Base Camp, meant to be a long-term foothold for lunar exploration, perhaps in Shackleton Crater at the moon’s south pole.
What is NASA’s Artemis base camp?
Artemis Base Camp The star of the report is what NASA has dubbed Artemis Base Camp, meant to be a long-term foothold for lunar exploration, perhaps in Shackleton Crater at the moon’s south pole.
What is NASA’s plan for sustained lunar exploration?
Much of the report, titled “NASA’s Plan for Sustained Lunar Exploration and Development,” summarizes the vision NASA has laid out for justifying and accomplishing the 2024 moon landing. But the report also looks farther out to focus on what a long-term presence on the moon and in lunar orbit would permit the U.S. to accomplish.