When NASA was communicating with astronauts on the Moon the time from sending to receiving was 1.28 s What is the distance to the Moon based on this?
The radio signals travel at the speed of light, approximately 300,000 km/sec (186,000 mi/sec). The distance would be 1.28 x 300,000 or about 384,000 kilometers. *The actual time is an estimate, and the Moon varies in its distance from the Earth from 363,104 km to 405,696 km, so this compares well with the mean distance of 384,400 km.
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A moon base would be built more or less as the spacecrafts arebuilt, except unmoving, larger, and with no engines. Think ofSkylab or the International Space Station, only on t…he moon, and atleast partially buried for cheap radiation shielding during theSun's rare but dangerous solar flares. There is no reason why thiswould not work.
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By short range radio
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\nI am not exactly sure about NASA and all of that. But, I know 12 men have walked on the moon.
On the 20th of July, 1969.
The program's name was Apollo, and accomplished the first manned landing on the Moon with Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969.
The Constellation program, which had planned to land Americans back on the moon sometime between 2018 and 2020 has been canceled. At this time there is no plan for a manned re…turn to the moon.
Sadly, no astronauts have been to the moon since December of 1972 and President Obame just proposed abandoning the project to return, thus it may well be many decades before w…e do go back. When they were there however, they communicated with Earth, and with each other when they were out of the Lunar Module, by radio.
The Apollo missions
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Um...astronauts DID land on the moon...
no not to the moon but monkeys were sent into space to test for human safety in future manned missions but only humans went to the moon no other animals were sent.
In The Moon
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