Japan has just announced their most ambitious project to put a man on Moon by the year 2030. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for the first time ever has revealed their plans to put a man beyond the International Space Station. Japan’s goal is to first join NASA’s long term efforts to reach Mars in 2025 and build a space station in the moon’s orbit.
Contributing to such a prestigious project and sharing their own technology will gradually land its coveted spot at the Station and then eventually transfer an astronaut to the Moon, thus completing their primary mission. This visionary plan was presented at an education ministry panel earlier this week and a formal blueprint is expected in 2018 according to public broadcaster NHK. It is known that India and China are already developing their own space programmes, however, India at the moment isn’t pursuing for a Mars Mission, the country has sent probe to Mars back in 2014. With this new developments, Japan too exploring options to reach the Moon.
China’s Shenzhou-11 spacecraft has returned to earth Safely from longest-ever orbital mission with two astronauts and Beijing has unveiled their ambitious Mars probe and rover which will be sent to Mars by the end of this Decade. The USA President, Donald Trump has already signed a bill directing NASA for a manned mission to Mars in 2033.