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Elon Musk, announced the need to build a manned base on the moon, and then a city on Mars?  

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The founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, announced the need to build a manned base on the moon, and then a city on Mars. He told about this on April 23 at a press conference.

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“We haven't been on the moon for too long. We must go back there and build a permanent base on the moon. I'm talking about a permanently inhabited base. And then - a city on Mars. Humanity will become a space species, the inhabitants of many planets, and not just one, "- quoted by the Independent.

Musk also said that the plans of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to land on the Moon in 2024 it can be realized.

Earlier that day, the Crew Dragon spacecraft of the American company SpaceX with four crew members on board on April 23 launched to the International Space Station (ISS). {{1} }
The launch from the Cape Canaveral Cosmodrome in Florida was made at 12:49 pm Moscow time. The crew includes NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrow and Megan MacArthur, ESA astronaut Tom Peske and Japan Aerospace Research Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide. It is specified that the cosmonauts will spend about six months in orbit.

On April 16, it was reported that for this flight, NASA will first use a reusable spacecraft and a reusable first stage of a launch vehicle at the same time. During preparation for launch, a problem was identified - a deviation in the indicators recorded during the loading of fuel into the rocket.

On the same day, it became known that SpaceX had won a NASA contract to deliver astronauts to the moon in within the framework of the "Artemis" program. It is noted that the contract amount is $ 2.89 billion. The company will develop the first commercial lander, which will safely deliver two American astronauts to the lunar surface.


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