But in 2010, high-resolution images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission revealed Moon-wide fault scarps, or cliffs tens to hundreds of feet high produced by motion along fault lines.
When Bridenstine became the agency's administrator, a planned moon landing was a decade away, but in a March speech, Vice President Mike Pence lit a fire under NASA and its contractors, saying, "If NASA's not now capable of landing American astronauts on the moon in five years, we need to change the organization, not the mission". Six of them happened when the moon was nearly at the greatest distance from Earth in its orbit. NASA's Apollo 11 mission succeeded in landing the first humans on the moon on July 20, 1969.
"The first woman will be an American on the surface of the moon in five years", Bridenstine had said in April during the Space Symposium conference in Colorado Springs. Our astronaut office is very diverse and highly qualified. "The dark tone suggests a surface roughened by the hard landing, which is less reflective than a clean, smooth surface", NASA officials said.
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President Trump announced Monday that he's adding $1.6 billion to NASA's budget. The ambitious mission's name will be Artemis, the Greek goddess of the moon and twin sister of Apollo. He was the third man to walk on the moon.
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Congress will need to approve the budget-but it's unclear whether they will.
Trump stated: "Under my Administration, we are restoring NASA to greatness and we are going back to the Moon, then Mars". As a former congressman from Oklahoma, he said he knows how the process works and assured the space agency's 17,000 employees that would not be the case. "But this is a good amount that gets us out of the gate in a very strong fashion and sets us up for success in the future". It's not just the finances that are only now falling in place, NASA also has an untested new rocket - the Space Launch System - and a crew capsule in construction to carry astronauts back to the Moon, to Mars and beyond.
Some members of Congress are already unconvinced: Texas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson noted the hypocrisy of pushing for more funding for a mission to the moon, while cutting science research at other agencies at a hearing earlier this month.
Bezos, the richest person in the world and founder of Amazon.com Inc, unveiled last Thursday his space company's mock-up of a lunar lander being built by Blue Origin. Luckily, none of the new findings mean that the moon is a hotbed of ground tremors.