Friday, 22 November, 2019

NASA findings reveal Moon is shrinking

Apollo landing sites marked out on the moon Moonquakes were detected near the landing sites of Apollo 12 14 15 and 16
Patty Aguilar | 15 May, 2019, 19:33

It would also get $1.6 billion in new funding for NASA under a fiscal 2020 budget amendment proposed by the Trump administration, which is pushing to accelerate the lunar mission to 2024 - four years ahead of schedule.

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine welcomed the news, describing it as an investment in the space agency's future.

Lucas continued, "I commend the Administration for putting forward an initial plan that is budget neutral and technically feasible and gives NASA the down payment to send Americans to the Moon by 2024 without jeopardizing other critical missions". That would be Mr Trump's past year in office if he is re-elected. "It's not coming from any part of NASA", he said.

"What it's going to end up being", Tomek said, "(is) we're paying these companies to nearly be what UPS is for us here terrestrially". "I think there's a lot of excitement on both sides of the aisle", he said.

James Reuter, the acting Associate Administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate, identified ISRU as well as precision landing, solar electric propulsion, and cryogenic fluid management technologies as areas under development in support of the Artemis program.

Nasa's next mission to the Moon will be called Artemis, the U.S. space agency announced Monday, though it's still looking for the money to make the journey happen by its accelerated 2024 deadline. Bridenstine has said that project could be reduced to just two modules, ones for power and habitation.

"I have a daughter who is 11 years old, and I want her to be able to see herself in the same role as the next women [who] go to the moon see themselves in today", he said.

This prominent lunar lobate thrust fault scarp is one of the thousands discovered in Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera images.

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"We need a transfer module to get from the gateway down to lower lunar orbit".

Of all those components, only the Orion has flown in space, during an uncrewed test flight in 2014. Bridenstine has characterised that number as too high, but University of Colorado astrophysicist Jack O. Burns told the Times his estimate was that NASA actually needs $36 billion annually to launch in 2024.

$651 million of the budget has been allowed for a new large rocket NASA is developing named the Space Launch System, as well as the Orion capsule to take astronauts to deep-space destinations and to the moon. Bridenstine said during the call that he had not been briefed on what those budgetary offsets would be.

Watters and his team agree that more data is needed to confirm their finding, and hope that future missions to the moon will set up a high-quality network of seismometers and other equipment to determine if the moon is still restless.

'The moon is the proving ground; Mars is the horizon goal'.

Getting humans back to the moon as fast as possible is meant to circumvent the "political risk" of space exploration, said Bridenstine.

As the Moon goes around the Earth, at its apogee, it feels the maximum stresses created by the planet's gravity. That's why the moon is so valuable.

"We will see various reactions" from Congress, he said. Impact craters, another common lunar feature, can help geologists better date these "wrinkle ridges" and their importance in the moon's cooling and shrinking activity.

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