Space researchers say the Moon could in the future be a “pitstop” on the way to other space exploration.
The moon to be space travel ‘interchange’
The moon could become an enormous rocket interchange and a pit stop for humans to travel to other parts of the solar system by 2069 – the 100th anniversary of the first lunar landing.
This month marks 53 years since humanity took a giant leap and the NASA Apollo 11 mission put US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of Earth’s brightest satellite.
Now space scientists around the world are considering how the moon could become a “commutable” launch pad over the next half century.
“You’re not too far off (from thinking there might be) Maccas drive-through,” Swinburne University of Technology astrophysicist Sara Webb joked.