It’s been a long time since NASA has been to the moon and with the Chang’e 3 robotic landing; a political crusade has spurred from this. At the heart of this campaign is the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, a group chartered by NASA to help plan the exploration of the moon. LEAG is organizing a letter writing campaign to Congress to show them why exploring the moon is important.
The LEAG will be naming the campaign “Destination Moon” with an upfront goal highlighted in the flyer: “Use the moon to create a sustained human space-faring capability, advancing exploration of the Solar System.” The flyer has been sent to all members of the U.S House of Representatives and Senate committee’s that have an influence on NASA’s funding. Destination Moon has outlined 3 main points: 1. Lunar resources can be used for fuel and life support for operations. 2. America can still lead the world beyond low Earth orbit by forging collaborations. 3. Scientific investigations on the surface of the moon uniquely support studies of early Solar System events that have been erased from Earth’s record.
If we all work together, we can help increase NASA’s funding and make goals like going back to the moon achievable in the near future. Take action today. www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/ #Penny4NASA #Moon #NASA #Petition #astronomy