2020-11-06

Moon:A new goal for pioneers?

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Western media said that the moon and other planets may become the target of a new pioneering epic looking for resources.

According to the Spanish”Abbeza” website reported on November 2nd, although there is no boundless grassland and fertile land on the moon, there is a lot of ice in the dark crater of the two poles for many years, and as The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) confirmed this week that the moon contains a large amount of mineral resources and helium-3 (a kind of isotopes) to provide fuel for nuclear fusion reactors. In addition, the moon can become a unique laboratory and a gateway to Mars and other planets. If it were in the Wild West of the year, whoever arrived first in a horse-drawn carriage could own a piece of land. But, on the moon, who has the final say?

Reported that if the first space race was conducted by two rival superpowers (the United States and the Soviet Union), then many people now hope they can share a piece of the cake.

NASA has an ambitious plan (called the Artemis Moon Landing Program), which includes sending women to the moon for the first time in 2024 and establishing a permanent base around 2030. The goal of the plan is the South Pole of the Moon to find water that can sustain future settlers and provide them with drinking water or fuel.

Israel (exploration efforts initiated by private forces) and India (launched the”Moonship 2” probe And the”Vikram” lander) has not been successful.

On the other hand, the European Space Agency (ESA) a few days ago announced an agreement with NASA to Prepare to establish the first human settlement on the moon orbit, the”Gateway” space station.

In addition, the American Blue Origin Company and Space Exploration Technology Company are also developing manned moon landing projects. Some other companies, such as the US Transcendence Corporation and Aerospace Robotics Corporation, will cooperate with NASA to deliver scientific instruments and technical equipment to the moon.

The report pointed out that all these new participants are mainly bound by the outer space treaty. The treaty entered into force in 1967 and has been ratified by more than 100 countries. The treaty stipulates that no country or individual may claim space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, as his own by any means such as declaration of sovereignty, actual use or occupation. All parties must coexist peacefully, and the government of each country is responsible for the activities of its enterprises. In this way, it can be understood that outer space and objects outside our planet are the common property of all mankind.

The”Agreement to Guide the Activities of Countries on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies” passed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1979 went further and tried to prevent the commercial development of outer space resources, but only a few countries signed it. This file. Countries such as the United States and Russia did not sign. Especially the United States. The country has shown a clear willingness to act in its own way. In 2015, the U.S. Congress unilaterally passed legislation to allow private U.S. companies to develop space and mine resources on the moon and asteroids.

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This photo provided by NASA shows that on July 20, 1969, Apollo 11

span>Spaceship Commander Neil Armstrong stood on the surface of the moon. (Xinhua News Agency)

Source:Reference News Network

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