Dec 10, 2018

NASA administrator: ‘The US is returning to the surface of the moon, and we’re doing it sooner than you think!’

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A big announcement from NASA about landing on the moon is coming on Thursday.

  • The last time NASA landed a spacecraft on the moon was in December 1972.
  • The US space agency said it’s about to announce “moon partnerships” with American companies to return to the lunar surface.
  • NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine claimed the new moon missions will occur “sooner than you think!”
  • NASA is withholding details of the announcement until Thursday afternoon, but Business Insider has independently confirmed some information.

If NASA’s stunning landing of a car-sized robot on Mars didn’t already whet your appetite for space exploration this week, mark your calendar for 2 p.m. EST on Thursday.

That’s when NASA plans to give an update about a program that aims to land privately developed spacecraft on the moon.

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