A Moon Landing Cooperation to be announced by Japan and U.S.
The newest addition to advancement in space discovery is the recent “shared ambition” Japan and the United States have announced to pursue a future moon landing by a Japanese astronaut...
Space discovery continues to reach massive achievements. The newest addition to advancement in space discovery is the recent “shared ambition” Japan and the United States have announced to pursue a future moon landing by a Japanese astronaut. The information is reported to be released as President Biden visits Tokoyo.
The mission will be part of the Artemis project, which is an effort led by the United States aimed at advancing lunar exploration and eventually sending astronauts on missions to Mars.
President Biden and Fumio Kishida will announce the mission during a meeting on Monday. There will also be a conclusion for a pact expanding the bilateral cooperation in space exploration. The two governments are making arrangements to describe the agreement in a factsheet setting out bilateral relations, sources said.
The supposed project will involve a small space station, Gateway, orbiting the Moon, and residential and power generation facilities as well as a space rover on the moon’s surface. The two countries will reconfirm in a joint statement.
"We are aiming to realize a lunar landing by a Japanese astronaut in the latter half of the 2020s."
FumioKishida told a government meeting on space development strategy last December.
The United States working with Japan shows the intensified competition it has with China and Russia. This competition is becoming very important in the economic and military fields.