Ep. 477: State of Exploration: Once and Future Moon

It’s been decades since humans set foot on the Moon. Well, it’s time to go back, in theory. Of course, we’ve heard this all before. What are the plans afoot to send humans back to the Moon this time. What hardware will we use, and what other strategies are in the works to make this happen?

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Show Notes

Luna-2 – first mission to successfully reach the moon (Soviet mission)
Ranger-7 – first American mission to successfully reach the moon
Surveyor missions – first soft-landing, and sent data
Lunar Orbiter 2
Human Spaceflight
Apollo Program
Apollo 8 – first manned mission to the moon
List of Moon missions
Space Launch System
SpaceX Falcon Heavy
Deep Space Gateway
Chinese Lunar Exploration program
SpaceX BFR

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