Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
  Moon News  

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your

Moon Mission: A Blueprint for the Red Planet
by Staff Writers
Washington DC (Sputnik) Mar 30, 2016

According to NASA, the US could be at the forefront or putting humans back on the Moon within five to seven years thanks to technology making it cheaper, faster and more feasible to build a lunar outpost.

A human colony of astronauts could be living on the Moon by 2022, thanks to modern technology making missions cheaper, according to NASA scientists.

The Apollo program that lead to the first humans landing on the moon in 1969 cost US$25 billion - which is US$150 billion by today's standards and up until now, another mission to the Moon seemed out of the question, since the majority of NASA's budget was taken by Mars.

But according to NASA scientists, sending a bunch of astronauts to the Moon to set up a Lunar base camp would be much cheaper now.

A team of space experts say they could establish a human colony on the Moon by 2022 - at a cost of US$10 billion, a fraction of what it used to cost with results from the Moon mission feeding into future research of the colonization of Mars.

NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay, editor of the special edition of open-access issue of New Space journal told Sarah Fecht at Popular Science:

"To me the Moon is as dull as a ball of concrete. But we're not going to have a research base on Mars until we can learn how to do it on the Moon first. The Moon provides a blueprint to Mars."

According to NASA, the US could be at the forefront or putting humans back on the Moon within five to seven years thanks to technology making it cheaper, faster and more feasible to build a lunar outpost.

The Low Cost Lunar Settlement could open up Space to the commercial and private spaceflight market, paving the way for alternative funding for research projects and further exploration of the Moon - and Mars.

Source: Sputnik News

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly

paypal only


Related Links
Mars News and Information at
Lunar Dreams and more

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
The Lunar Race That Isn't
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 29, 2016
Politics, lobbyists, and corruption set back US space program to pre-1960s capacity despite scientific and technological advances that should lead to advances to new frontiers. On Thursday, prominent lunar scientist Paul Spudis raised the alarm over the fact that the United States is now trailing China in the space race, stating that it is "extremely unlikely that NASA will return crews to ... read more

Mars Express keeps watch on frosty Martian valleys

HiRISE: 45,000 Mars Orbits and Counting

Opportunity moves to new locations to the southwest

NASA: Manned mission to Mars still 'long way' off

Working Toward 'Seamless' Infrared Maps of Titan

Moons of Saturn may be younger than the dinosaurs

Cassini Spies Titan's Tallest Peaks

Computer model explains sustained eruptions on icy moon of Saturn

A frozen pond on Pluto

More surprises in store for the New Horizons spacecraft?

Five papers provide new data from flyby of Pluto

Dust counter got few 'hits' on Pluto flyby

Ancient Polar Ice Reveals Tilting of Earth's Moon

The Lunar Race That Isn't

Permanent Lunar Colony Possible in 10 Years

China to use data relay satellite to explore dark side of moon

New research shows how nanowires can be formed

Nanolight at the edge

Nature-inspired nanotubes that assemble themselves, with precision

Team explores nanoscale objects with microwave microscopy

Precision meets progress in welding on SLS liquid oxygen tanks

SSL selected to provide powerful all-electric satellite to Eutelsat

ULA completes preliminary design review for Vulcan Centaur

N. Korean leader claims solid-fuel rocket success

China's 1st space lab Tiangong-1 ends data service

China's aim to explore Mars

China to establish first commercial rocket launch company

China's ambition after space station

Cargo ship reaches space station on resupply run

Unmanned Cygnus cargo ship launches to ISS on resupply run: NASA

Cygnus Set to Deliver Its Largest Load of Station Science, Cargo

Three new members join crew of International Space Station

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement