Slayton was responsible for making all Gemini and Apollo crew assignments.
September 19, But that's not in the cards for any missions in the foreseeable future.
Twelve more people — again, all men and all NASA astronauts — have gone around it without ever setting foot on the surface. Musk previously promised to put a tourist around the moon by the end of This time, he said the ride will happen in Maezawa will pay for the pleasure cruise, with what is presumably a hefty chunk of even his multibillion-dollar fortune.
But whatever sum he's paying it has not been disclosedit will buy him and his posse a rare view of the moon, but no landing or excursions onto the lunar surface. That's because, as challenging as safely launching humans into lunar orbit is, it's essentially a matter of designing a crew vehicle that can keep people alive for the voyage and a descent back into Earth's atmosphere and building a rocket big enough to push it where Maezawa wants to go.
Why can't SpaceX just land its crew vehicle on the moon?
If you watched the Apollo landings on TV in the late s and early '70s or one of the movies made about them lateryou saw that the Command Module — the ship that carried astronauts to and from lunar orbit — never actually landed on the moon. Instead, each successful landing required two astronauts to clamber into the Lunar Module LM — Walk on moon sort of lightweight, spacefaring dinghy — and ride it down to the lunar surface while a third astronaut waited in the module overhead.
After each moonwalk, the astronauts would hop back into the LM and blast themselves back into space, where their third companion would pick them up for the ride back to Earth. That wasn't always the plan, though.
But they soon realized that a Command Module capable of landing on the moon, blasting back off into space, propelling itself back to Earth and surviving re-entry would have to be impractically gargantuan, even by Apollo mission standards.
The company released a promotional video in early showing a simulated BFR crew vehicle landing on the moon like this, but released no technical information suggesting that it's actually overcome the technical challenges involved. NASA, of course, gave up on the project of overcoming those challenges in the s.
Thus, the idea of a disposable, ultralight lander for moonwalks was born. Why can't SpaceX build its own lunar lander?
Actually, in theory, there's no obvious, overwhelming reason SpaceX couldn't do this. But the reality is that, if history is any guide, designing and building a lunar lander is an entirely separate project that represents a good chunk of the cost of building a rocket that can get to the moon in the first place.
The original design for the lander, Kelly wrote, involved a seated cockpit with wide, glass viewing windows, so the astronauts could watch their descent to the lunar surface in all its panoramic glory.
By the time they had the thing stripped down for its first uncrewed flight aboard Apollo 5 in Januaryit included just a single, little, triangular window and clip-in cable hoists, in place of seats, to keep the astronauts standing.
By the time NASA conducted a crewed test with a lunar module in low Earth orbit aboard Apollo 9 inthe astronauts had named it "Spider," thanks to its alien, many-legged appearance. That lander design carried just two astronauts at a time to the moon, though later models did manage larger cargo loads.
A SpaceX lander would presumably have to safely ferry its entire paying passenger complement to the lunar surface, in at least marginally more comfort and safety than NASA's cable hoists and stripped-down navigational and docking systems offered. And that gets to the biggest obstacle preventing SpaceX from giving its passengers a real lunar excursion.
Highly trained, expert astronauts can ferry themselves around in limited craft that require everyone on board to contribute to the project of landing, exploring, launching and docking — all while peering through a tiny, triangular window to find their way.
But no matter how much training SpaceX's passengers receive before their trip, they won't be there as space pilots, nor experts in the operation of spacesuits or other technical procedures involved in the landing. That means that if SpaceX were to attempt to put people on the moon, they would essentially be dead weight, along for the ride and taking up space while expert astronauts and automated systems handled the many technical challenges.
That means that a theoretical SpaceX tourist lander would have to carry far more bodies, likely in more comfort and safety, than one carrying a NASA-style pared-down crew of experts and equipment there for scientific research. So, instead, the tourists will at best be left up in space, where they can enjoy looking down at the moon but won't have much to do in the way of groundbreaking exploration.
Originally published on Live Science.Its because the EVA suits were to heavy to walk properly and if they could walk it would be very hard to walk. People used the EVA suits to analyze the surroundings they were in. The Apollo 6 crew had to wear the EVA suits for collecting and understanding the moonrocks.
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