khaskhabar.com : Monday, December 18, 2023 11:11 AM
San Francisco. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Monday that half a century has passed since the last time we landed on the Moon, which is disappointing for humanity and now we should aim to build a living base in space.
In 1969, the Apollo 11 mission landed humans on the Moon for the first time.
Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, and Armstrong became the first person to walk on the surface of the Moon six hours and 39 minutes later, on July 21.
Aldrin joined them 19 minutes later, and they spent about two and a quarter hours together exploring the site, which they named Tranquility Base after landing.
“Only 66 years from the first flight to the Moon landing, but now half a century has passed since the last Moon landing,” Musk posted on Twitter.
He said this could not be “our high water mark as a civilization”.
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Musk has big plans for travel beyond Earth’s orbit.
He has said in the past, “We should build a base on the Moon, like have a permanently occupied human base on the Moon, and then send people to Mars. Maybe something beyond the space station, we will see.”
The tech billionaire has predicted that SpaceX’s Starship mega rocket could make an unmanned mission to Mars in three or four years.
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