The Moon rush is on.
2019 is going to be the year that humanity starts heading back to the Moon.
China's Chang'e 4 mission on the far side is underway and continuing its exploration.
SpaceIL, a private Israeli company, has their lunar lander enroute to an April landing on the Moon if all goes well.
|Artist Rendition of Beresheet on the Moon|
And last but certainly not least is NASA's announcement that, "NASA Scientists Show How Ingredients for Water Could Be Made on Surface of Moon, a 'Chemical Factory."
If water can be "made" on the Moon, this is a huge resource multiplier for putting humans on the Moon in permanent colonies. Oxygen to breathe, water for all its normal uses, ROCKET FUEL from oxygen and hydrogen would be possible. In addition, the technologies developed to do all of this would be exportable to our missions to the asteroid belt and Mars.
More Moon missions from countries and private companies are forthcoming......
THE MOON RUSH IS ON!
Sky Guy in VA