Clive Neal, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Notre Dame College of Engineering
Earlier this year, NASA released its Plan for Sustained Exploration and Development on the Moon. One of the biggest issues to its success in enabling the support of human exploration is the simple fact that we do not know the full extent of the lunar resources which are available.
In 2023, NASA’s will launch its VIPER mission, a rover which is expected to begin exploring the resources at the poles of the moon. However, before wider human exploration is possible, numerous locations will need to be visited to ensure sufficient resources are available. Prof. Clive Neil discusses this, the idea of an Artemis Base Camp, and how public-private partnership investment will help make human exploration back to the moon a reality through developing the resources, production and new technologies.
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