This is an artist's concept of a small lunar outpost. Someday, larger lunar outposts may serve as a backup for civilization in case of a global catastrophe, like an asteroid impact or a pandemic. Photo: NASA.
WASHINGTON – News has surfaced this week that President Barack Obama and NASA have held discussions to reignite missions to the Moon with the potential goal of developing a lunar base on the dark side of the Moon.
Host Andrew Hiller spoke with Dr. Roger Launius, a senior curator in the Division of Space History at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, to discuss the possible missions.
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