From the CAB to the Moon with TVE

After almost a year on the International Space Station (ISS), the American astronaut Scott Kelly and the Russian Mikhail Korniyenko returned on March 1 to Earth. It has been the longest mission in the ISS in the 15 years of history that has been operating the station, and its main objective is to know the behavior of human beings for long periods of time in space, with a view to sending man to others planetary bodies. Therefore, would the new project proposed by the European Space Agency (ESA) establish a permanent lunar base?

The journalist Carlos Ruscalleda , from the TVE news, moved with his team to the CAB facilities in Torrejón de Ardoz to interview Miguel Mas Hesse , director of the Center of Astrobiology, and Felipe Gómez , researcher of the Department of Planetology and Habitability of the CAB. Both spoke of the advantages of establishing a base on the surface of the Moon, for example, the use of ice, as well as the fact that it is "easily achievable".

They also pointed out that the lunar surface is a less aggressive environment than that of the ISS, but that to develop such a mission, the development of a lot of technology is necessary.

To see the full report, in To the RTVE letter & nbsp; the news is available for the & nbsp; 21 hours edition , from March 2, 2016. As of minute 50:52. Also, in the one of the & nbsp; 15 hours edition , from March 2, 2016. As of the minute 40:20.


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