The Moon

RETURNING HUMANS TO LUNAR MISSIONS

ONLY 24 HUMANS HAVE BEEN TO THE MOON IN HISTORY.
NO ONE HAS BEEN BACK SINCE 1972.

Why the Moon?

The Moon is one of Earth’s closest habitable neighbors and provides an opportunity to gain valuable experience for missions to Mars and beyond.

DIAMETER 3,475 km / 2,159 mi
DAY LENGTH 29.5 Earth days
GRAVITY 16.6% of Earth
AVG DISTANCE FROM EARTH 384,400 km / 238,855 mi
AGE 4.51 billion years

Starship

SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket (collectively referred to as Starship) represent a fully reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars and beyond. Starship will be the world’s most powerful launch vehicle ever developed, with the ability to carry in excess of 100 metric tonnes to Earth orbit.

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Starship Dear Moon Mission

11/15/22

Starship Selected by NASA to Support Sustained Lunar Exploration

Sustaining long-term human exploration on the Moon will require the safe and affordable transportation of crew and significant amounts of cargo.

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