Today, NASA will announce its new partnership with US companies. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstein will make an announcement today at 2:00 pm EST, which will also be broadcast live on NASA's website. Partnerships will become an integral aspect of NASA's future missions to the moon and mars.
NASA intends to send crew missions back to the moon on the instructions of the President of the Republic of Donald Trump. Last December, the president signed the Space Policy Directive-1, which instructed NASA to define mission priorities for the moon.
President sends NASA to return to the moon
“The directive, which I am signing today, is reorienting America’s space program to the exploration and discovery of man. This is the first step in the return of American astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972 for long-term research and use, ”the president said at the time of signing. NASA needs to work closely with a private enterprise to make the missions of the moon financially possible.
The time has come when humanity has gone beyond the Earth. Must have a lunar base by now and sent astronauts to Mars. The future must inspire. https://t.co/6HjDQnRSA5
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 13, 2017
The last time a man was on the moon, over 45 years ago, the mission 25 billion dollarswhich adjusted for inflation will be more like 150 billion dollars Today.
In their directive, the Trump administration clearly stated that the NASA Administrator must “conduct an innovative and sustainable research program with commercial and international partners to ensure human expansion through the solar system and bring new knowledge and capabilities back to Earth.
Beginning with missions outside Earth orbit, the United States will lead the return of people to the moon for long-term study and use, followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations. "
Financial partners were to distribute mission expenses
The space directive prompted NASA to create a research campaign, national and departmental work, focused on three main areas: low-orbit orbit; lunar orbit and surface; and Mars and other space objects.