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According to the agency, the White House is prompting NASA to ass astronauts to the Moon Exploration Mission-1 next year.
The last time we traveled to the Moon, the world was very different. Astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent three days on our trusty satellite, collecting moon rocks, taking pictures with a then high-tech grainy color camera, and repairing their lunar rover with old-fashioned duct tape. On December 14, they blasted off the surface of the Moon in their disposable command module and returned to become the last humans to ever leave low-Earth orbit.
However as the U.S. economy contracted from oil crisis and recession, the spending on the Apollo program became unpalatable to politicians and future moon landings were abandoned.
In fact, today the devices in our pockets are much more powerful than the Apollo astronauts had. Hence the powerful technology will allow more space for crew on a craft that is smaller and lighter than the original Apollo spacecraft.
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