Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty

A metro connection with the Moon

Sergio Sestili

November 26, 2012

Hi, my first vision for the future is the realization of a permanent space station in orbit around the Moon (let's call it IMSS) and a direct connection between ISS and IMSS. IMSS would be equipped with hardware to land to the surface of the moon and take off to come back to the IMSS. In this way a Moon mission would be divided in 3 smaller flights, Earth-ISS, ISS-IMSS (no need for landing vehicle), IMSS-Moon surface and back. Possibly the same "3 stop metro" idea could be replicated toward Mars. As the following step I'd see Mars and from there to Europa, Enceleadus, Titan, asteroid belt. The best would be an International shared effort, just like the one who gave life to ISS, explore the solar system as humans-from-earth.


Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.
Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis

Planetary Defense

An asteroid or comet headed for Earth is the only large-scale natural disaster we can prevent. Working together to fund our Shoemaker NEO Grants for astronomers, we can help save the world.



Beyond The Horizon, There's More To Explore!

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Us

Space in Images

Pretty pictures and
awe-inspiring science.

See More

Join The Planetary Society

Let’s explore the cosmos together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!