Friday, June 19, 2009

NASA launches 2 unmanned moon probes - real reason for their 'emergency dash' to be first to build a moon base by 2010

Just as evidence was announced today about the discovery of an ancient lake on Mars NASA launched 2 lunar satellites to start new mission to return humans to the moon. Its a complete shock to most scientists and reversal on what people expected NASA to do.

NASA says the new push to the moon is because evidence points to water likely being there and you can't plan to build a base without it .. So its no co-incidence i guess about the mars lake evidence coming out at the same time I guess ...

However the real reason for the 'emergency race' behind NASA's surprising 2010 moon base has not been revealed - other countries such as china and Europe now plan to build bases on the moon within the next 10 - 20 years and the US wants to be the first back there for one important reason - A recovery and cleanup mission of the evidence & technology which they have long known has existed there - before other countries get to it. (you can read more about this here)

NASA is hoping not only to return astronauts to the moon, but also to build a lunar outpost there by 2020. The plan includes the use of next-generation robots and machines to help prepare a landing area, as well as a base for humans to live once they arrive.

NASA scientists are hoping the two satellites can provide them with new information about the moon.

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is designed orbit around the moon, and use seven onboard instruments to create high-resolution, three-dimensional maps of the its surface. The satellite, which will orbit 50-kilometers above the moon's surface, is also expected to study how the moon's radiation would affect humans. It's also designed to send back information about potential landing sites for a spacecraft.

The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite is designed to help scientists search for evidence of water on the moon. The satellite will send an empty section of itself on a collision course with a lunar crater that is permanently in the shade. According to NASA, the impact should kick up surface material .

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know I keep going on about this....

But the real reason for the new space race is Helium 3.

The first country or Global corporation that can mine and sell helium 3 to the world will become the next super power as the oil runs out and fusion reactors powerd by helium3 become the next clean power sauce for Earth.

This is not Science fiction..It is Science fact.

The only problem is getting the stuff from the moon to the earth.

Please watch




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