These six countries are about to go to the Moon

These six countries are about to go to the Moon — here’s why, read by Benjamin Thompson.

In the next year, no fewer than seven missions are heading to the Moon. While NASA’s Artemis programme might be stealing most of the limelight, the United States is just one of many nations and private companies that soon plan to launch lunar missions.

Although some of the agencies running these expeditions are providing scant details about the missions, it is hoped the they will provide streams of data about the Moon, heralding what scientists say could be a new golden age of lunar exploration.

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