Russian media said that Fox News Channel quoted NASA Director Jim Bridenstine as saying that international cooperation on lunar exploration could only be carried out under the leadership of the United States.
According to the Russian Lianta Network on April 10, Bridenstin said: Only one country can establish an alliance to ensure the return of astronauts to the moon. Thats the United States. That is our goal. At a symposium in Springs, Colorado, I discussed the return of astronauts to the moon with 20 heads of the national space agency. Thats what the United States does as a leader and a great power.
He said the United States would go back to the moon and stay there. Bridenstin also mentioned the need to work with commercial and international partners to utilize lunar resources. Today we know that there are hundreds of millions of tons of water ice on the moon, which can be used to sustain life, to get air and rocket fuel, he said.
In April, the media reported that NASA was considering using the Falcon Heavy Launch Vehicle and the Transitional Cryogenic Propulsion Stage for Orions first manned lunar exploration mission.
Reported that Bridenstin assured Vice President Mike Burns in March that NASA would speed up the development of the super heavy launch vehicle Space Launch System (SLS) for lunar and Mars missions. The rocket will be tested for the first time in 2020 (unmanned), and manned lunar flight will be realized in 2022. Burns suggested that NASA should bring American astronauts back to Earths natural satellites no later than 2024. (Compiler/Hu Liwen)
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