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Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Americans return to the moon to work out a flight to Mars


The house of representatives of the U.S. Congress rejected a request for NASA to allocate more than $ 66 million for a program of manned flights to asteroids. Instead, the members of the lower house of Parliament recommended that the Agency prepare to return to the moon.


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Earlier in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama suggested that the program of manned trips to the asteroids should be a kind of springboard for subsequent missions to Mars.

However, the congressmen, regarding the project funding, insisted that the Agency focused on the moon, reports The Space Reporter.

They believe that the Earth satellite is the best platform for developing technologies for future Mars exploration. The first journey to the red planet going to realize in the middle of 2030-ies.

The opinion of the congressmen shared American scientist-astronaut Leroy Chiao. He noted that the next generation of astronauts and space engineers need to start to be tested on the moon. Chiao believes that the Earth satellite is a more suitable platform to test technologies, rather than asteroids.

The first time the Americans visited the moon in 1969. Just prior to 1972 was carried out six flights, but these facts are often trying to challenge. The Internet is a popular theory that the U.S. faked the flight to the satellite of the Earth to overtake the Soviet Union in the space race.

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