joi, 25 noiembrie 2010

Astronauts to be sent to the far side of the moon for first time in 40 years in pre-Mars mission

- Scientists are planning to explore the far side of the Moon using a manned spacecraft for the first since since the Apollo landings of 1968... Crucially they also hope it will serve as a test for a future possible mission to Mars - the six month trip would see if the equipment and the astronauts - most likely from the US - were capable of enduring long-term space travel. Full story: