NASA Ready To Return To Moon 50 Years After Apollo 11 Written 16 July 2019

16 July 2019
Florida Today reports that “fifty years ago, a Saturn V rocket pierced the horizon above Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, vaulting NASA’s Apollo 11 mission to the moon and expanding humanity’s reach beyond the sky.” But “today, not only is the United States years away from a return to our crater-ridden neighbor, but the country lacks the capability to launch humans altogether.” However, today’s spaceflight landscape “is changing as space-obsessed billionaires and dozens of private companies see exploring the frontier of space as a growth market.” In addition, NASA has a new goal: “return to the moon by 2024 with help from the commercial sector on a rocket that draws inspiration from the mighty Saturn V itself.” Florida Today examines some of the challenges to returning to the lunar surface. (Image: Saturn V Launch. Credit: NASA)
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