US and Japan will jointly explore the moon

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Japan decided to explore the moon together

This was reported by the press service of NASA.

So, during a virtual meeting on July 9, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstein and Japanese Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Minister Koichi Hagiuda signed the Joint Declaration of Intent (JEDI).

The parties will cooperate in the framework of the American lunar program “Artemis.” It is planned that Japan will participate in the creation of a near-moon station (Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, LOP-G, or Gateway) and in the exploration of the lunar surface.

In addition, NASA is expected to land the first woman and the next astronaut on the moon by 2024, and by 2028 will conduct a steady study of the lunar surface.

It is noted that the knowledge gained through this cooperation will help in the implementation of the mission to send man to Mars.