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Destination Moon: is it time for us to send astronauts back? – The Conversation US

Several current programs aim at sending humans back to the Moon. What would be the purpose, and what are the real prospects?



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The series For All Mankind (2019) is a fictional alternate history that imagines a world where the Soviet Union was the first power to send an astronaut to the moon. From that starting point, the two rival superpowers compete to establish their own lunar station.
Just a few short years later, the scenario is no fantasy. Fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission in 2019 the United States announced its intention to return to the Moon in 2024. In light of the concept of New Space, this new ambition…

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