NASA views the Moon as a base for future space exploration. The company intends to conduct a series of experiments, including collecting samples of the lunar surface and soil deposits. But these are not all plans. The mission Artemis II has new priorities, it must deliver a man and a woman to the Moon. Collecting samples involves delivering 85 kilograms of various specimens to the Earth from the Moon.
They may contain evidence of water in the surface and interior of the Moon, important elements and chemicals, and based on these discoveries, the scientists can develop plans for flights to distant corners of space.
By the end of the decade, NASA plans to build an Artemis station on the Moon. It will be at the South Pole. The plans include conducting experiments to understand the nature and origin of the Sun and the external astronomical environment. NASA representatives, in particular astrophysicist Thomas Zurbuchen, claim that the Moon has enormous scientific potential, and the astronauts can use it for good.
Even before the next Earth mission ship lands on the Moon, research teams will ensure that the strengths of the future base in space are studied. Not only technology, but also people will study the satellite and the space surrounding it.
NASA sets itself certain scientific goals, and states that missions will be considered successful only after the planned operations are completed. They involve the construction of a lunar base and the resettlement of people in it, who will have to do research work.
For plans to come true effectively, the highest power and the latest communication technology are required. At the end of last summer, the scientists suggested that it is possible to use lava tubes, placing them under the surface of the Moon, and later under the surface of the Mars, to organize with their help reliable bases for future missions.