The company Moon Express wants to carry out such a mission in 2018.
In the next few years, NASA together with American private companies are planning to send to the moon a few landing modules, according to a draft Federal budget of the USA in 2019 fiscal year.
The project says that NASA in partnership with private companies planning “to carry out the landing on the moon’s surface several robots in the next few years.”
According to the plan of the American administration, it would “pave the way for the return of American astronauts” on the moon, and also “to lay the Foundation for further research [space] travel and the withdrawal of the US economy in space.”
The number of American companies recently engaged in the development of automatic modules to send to the moon.
Earlier, the President of the United States Donald trump ordered to resume Lunar program wrapped his predecessor Barack Obama. The American leader stressed that the focus of the space program of the United States will change. Now Washington will make “an important step for the return of American astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972 for the long-term research.” The VZGLYAD newspaper reported in detail about US plans to militarize the moon.