Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that Tokyo intends to land its astronauts on the moon in the second half of the 2020s, Kyodo reports.
It is reported that a landing on the moon is planned as part of a broader program of activities in the region and on the surface of the Earth's satellite, which will be carried out in cooperation with the United States.
It is noted that now the JAXA astronaut corps consists of seven people, the average age of the members of this group is & mdash; 52 years old.
Earlier, the American billionaire, the head of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk & nbsp; said that the Starship spacecraft could land astronauts on the moon before 2024. & nbsp; In addition, according to the businessman, humanity must master other planets. In particular, in order to get there in the event of a global catastrophe on Earth.
Last year, Washington announced the resumption of the Artemis lunar program, within which it is planned to return and the permanent presence of a person on the Moon.