Since 1969, American astronauts have arrived on the moon aboard Apollo 11 to complete the feat of humans landing on the moon for the first time. After nearly 50 years and half a century, the United States is considering setting foot on the moon again, except that Japan is still on the moon landing. The U.S. and Japanese governments issued a joint declaration on lunar exploration cooperation on July 10, including a plan to allow Japanese astronauts to land on the moon for the first time,media reported.
Reported that the United States and Japan joint declaration clearly stated that the United States will be around the lunar base and the lunar surface, the Japanese astronauts have the opportunity to carry out the arrangements, the future landing time, number, activities and other details.
To this end, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will also officially begin the selection of astronauts to the moon. In addition, Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan and JAXA will complete the development of the lunar rover. JAXA will also use observations from the lunar lander “slim”.
And, in terms of the construction of a lunar base, Japan will provide power and other equipment for small residential pods to be launched in 2023. The large residential module, developed jointly by Japan and the European Union, will be launched in 2025 and will provide the environment, life support and power supplies.