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Will we ever build a moon base?

Bottom line: China and Russia are planning to build a research station on the moon. The announcement was made online on March 9, 2021, by the China National Space Administration and Roscosmos, Russia’s federal space agency. They’re calling it the International Lunar Research Station.

Where would a moon base be built?

Therefore, local resources will govern where the base should be located. Woerner’s idea is to start building on the far side of the Moon – the face that always points away from Earth. China also thinks this would be the best location.

How much does a base on the moon cost?

In a 2009 study, the Center for Strategic and International Studies suggested a lunar base would cost $35 billion to construct and $7.35 billion a year to maintain.

Is there a Chinese base on the moon?

Chang’e 3, which includes a lander and rover, was launched on 1 December 2013 and successfully soft-landed on the Moon on 14 December 2013. Chang’e 4, which includes a lander and rover, was launched on 7 December 2018 and landed on 3 January 2019 on the South Pole-Aitken Basin, on the far side of the Moon.

How many astronauts can stay on a lunar base?

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On the first few missions, the human landing system will double as lunar lodging, offering life support systems to support a short crew stay on the Moon. In the future, NASA envisions a fixed habitat at the Artemis Base Camp that can house up to four astronauts for a month-long stay.

How much does a SpaceX ticket cost?

Some estimates based on what NASA is believed to be paying SpaceX to fly NASA astronauts to the ISS about Crew Dragon as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew program would put the price at $50-$55 million per seat on Inspiration 4, putting Isaacman in for a minimum of $200 million.

How much will it cost to land humans on Mars?

NASA’s Perseverance rover has become the latest to touch down safely on the red planet. The mission is expected to cost $2.7 billion, rising to $2.9 billion when inflation is factored in.

How big is the crater of Copernicus on the Moon?

The crater Copernicus, 93 kilometers in diameter, is seen in the distance. Several chains of small craters are visible. These are oriented toward Copernicus and are secondary craters produced by material ejected when Copernicus formed. In the foreground, the crater Pytheas is 20 kilometers in diameter.

Where was the US base on the Moon?

By the 26th of September, American personnel at the secret Rockefeller moon base nestled in Copernicus Crater were almost ready. Their Particle Beam was almost operational–but they were too late.

When was the Apollo 17 photo of Copernicus taken?

Although this image was hailed as the “Photo of the Century” when it was returned in 1966, a 1972 Apollo 17 photo of Copernicus proved even more spectacular. (Lunar Orbiter image II-162H3.)