Friday, February 23, 2024

We Are (Somewhat) Back on the Moon!

It’s been over 50 years, but as of now, there is a new American spacecraft on the moon's soil. It is privately owned, by Intuitive Machines, but it’s American in origin and named the Odysseus lander. Working in tandem with NASA, the idea behind this new lander is to start growing a Lunar economy with this being a foundation for commercial space flight and ways to make money with the moon. Other nations are working at getting to the moon as well, basically sparking a new space race. It’s really cool we’re going back to the moon. It’s interesting to think this time it’s more for economic reasons than it is political like in the 1960s, but whatever the underlying reason, the knowledge from our exploration of space and the Moon is bound to be of use!

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