As the nation commemorates a milestone anniversary of one of humankind’s greatest accomplishments, NASA is actively preparing to return humans to the surface of the moon and beyond.
The similarities between the Apollo and Constellation Programs are not coincidental. Much has been learned from the Apollo-Soyuz, Skylab, Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) Programs. Coupled with advances in technology, NASA plans to improve upon the way it was previously accomplished.
“It is very exciting that America is embarking on our next significant era of human space exploration,” said Anne Martt, USA Vice President and Constellation Program Manager. “Returning to the moon as a stepping stone to venturing further into space is an excellent progression that both draws on our past experience and challenges us to even greater achievements.”