DISCOVERY - WHAT NEXT FOR THE MOON? (96kbs-m4a/18mb/27mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 22nd July 2019
The Moon rush is back on. And this time it’s a global race. The USA has promised boots on the lunar surface by 2024. But China already has a rover exploring the farside. India is on the point of sending one too. Europe and Russia are cooperating to deliver more robots. And that’s not to mention the private companies also getting into the competition. Roland Pease looks at the prospects and challenges for all the participants.
(Image caption: Chinese lunar probe and rover lands on the far side of moon. Credit: CNSA via EPA)