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If all goes well with a 2024 moon-landing, a European astronaut could walk on the moon by 2029. There’s no information at present as to which European country will win a ticket to the moon, but there are several potential ones who are likely candidates, including Britain as a contributor to the European Space Agency ( ESA ).
The UK Space Agency is reckoned to have paid £464m to the ESA last year, but France, Germany and Italy are in stronger positions for a moon ticket, having donated more. The ESA is collaborating with Airbus to supply European Service Modules to assist NASA’s Orion moon rocket in reaching the moon.
The ESA’s director, Professor Jan Worner, said this week, “I hope we will have some Europeans at the end of this decade over there [ on the surface of the Moon ].”
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Roskosmos plans to carry out a manned flight to the Moon in 2029, and to land a man on its surface in 2030.
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Nice to hear that more and more people, countries, companies care about human's fitire and contribute into space exploration. I am looking forward tu further discoveries and inventions. I belive that what we have now - is only a first little step!
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UK is no longer part of the European Union and UK citizens are not Europeans in that sense, so the planned European on the Moon will not be a Brit. Bob
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Rather interesting thread. I`d like to mention another mission that is about to be made by ESA soon. The mission is called the Rosalind Franklin rover mission . The ‘Rosalind Franklin’ mission will attempt to search for life on Mars. The launch is schedued for the next year.
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RMSteele wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:17 am UK is no longer part of the European Union and UK citizens are not Europeans in that sense, so the planned European on the Moon will not be a Brit. Bob
'The UK maintains access to EUSST services and is seeking full participation in the Copernicus component. The UK's membership of the European Space Agency ( ESA ) is not affected by leaving the EU as ESA is not an EU organisation.'
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-involvem ... ganisation.

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I'm glad the Brits decided to stay on board with the ESA even after Brexit. The UE, without the UK's funding and tech, would have suffered a notable setback, and the UK would have had, more or less, to give up on its space-faring adventures without European infrastructure and co-funding. It's profitable to both sides to keep going like that!
But then, they're not the only ones in this situation, if I'm not mistaken, Norway and Switzerland are members of the ESA without being members of the EU.
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UN_Owen_Was_Him wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:02 pm if I'm not mistaken, Norway and Switzerland are members of the ESA without being members of the EU
17 countries are Member States of the European Space Agency (ESA): Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration ... ace_Agency

One of the features of space exploration challenging missions is its complexity: equipment design/production and assembly, specialists numbers and qualifications and experience and so forth. For any mission to be effective and successful the advantage of even more countries and private companies is always taken.
At the same time, it is really advantageous to be under the management of a united agency.
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