The European Space Agency is actively preparing astronauts for a new lunar mission

Humanity is returning to the moon, and this is taking the form of a new scientific and technological race. The European Space Agency (ESA) admits that they do not yet have exact plans to send people to Earth's satellite. However, this does not prevent him from intensively training the selenauts - lunar colonists - already now according to the combined methods.

The last time a person walked on the Moon was more than half a century ago, and the knowledge associated with this process is outdated, although not hopeless. ESA has come to terms with the fact that they do not yet have full-fledged lunar spacesuits, but they are using various modifications of proven versions from NASA with might and main. For example, a model with a new knee joint and lumbar region, in which you can bend over and tie your laces.

As potential selenauts themselves note, they do not yet know what exactly they will have to work with on the moon. Therefore, they do everything in a row, honing their skills in using a wide range of tools and technologies. To this end, ESA created Pangea-X, where geologists, together with engineers at the Spanish Lanzarote test site, continually model increasingly complex and treacherous lunar landscapes. And the Selenauts are trained to act on them in different equipment.

One of the most important and extremely successful decisions for the future mission was the "Selenaut's Field Book" - a tablet connected to the systems of the spacesuit. In particular, on Earth they will be able to see a panoramic image from a camera on a helmet, and, if necessary, examine soil samples in the hand of a pioneer through filters. The ESA admitted that no matter how much knowledge you put into the head of a selenaut, it is much more reliable if during his work he will receive advice from a council of scientists from Earth than rely only on his own skills. For this, a “field book” is needed, which makes it possible to exchange information simply and reliably.

Electronic field book