STATES CHRONICLE – Nowadays, there are so many discoveries made which can change our lives in ways we did not even think about. What would you say if you find out that travelling to the moon and back will be possible? Moon Express, an American company, has been allowed by the authorities to travel beyond Earth’s orbit.
What they are planning to do? Well, Moon Express wants to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon’s surface in 2017. What makes this event more important is that, until now, no private enterprise was allowed to travel to the Moon, although others tried too.If the company will reach its goal, this would be a huge step for humanity.
Moon Express has also in mind to make future missions for other companies too. This way, more scientists will be able to find out information that only NASA knew. This could get the company a huge income as on the Moon can be found precious metals and minerals. Another advantage, that we all thought about, is interplanetary travel. There were some private companies who sent payloads to the International Space Station, but this mission will go beyond that. This is why Moon Express needed special approval.
A very interesting fact is that the brave company will receive 20 million dollars from Google if it will land a commercial spacecraft on the moon. The mission must be done by 2017, so we are hoping that Moon Express will be able to do it. Moreover, their plans are getting bigger and bigger. If the first mission will succeed, they hope to bring lunar material back by 2020. We will be able to find out more about our natural satellite and also maybe discover minerals than can be used on the Earth too.
Global warming and climate changes have already caused major damages all over the world. We all know that, on a long-term, we could not be able to live on this planet anymore. So humanity needs to think about other options too and it seems that the experts of the Moon Express company had already thought of that.
David Rothery, professor of planetary geosciences at the Open University warned us that we just need one natural disaster to make an existence on the planet almost impossible. We have to be prepared for anything.What do you think? Will Moon Express manage to travel to the Moon and back?
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