The proposed base could help space agencies reach the International Space Station more easily.READ MORE: COVID Recovery: Levi 's Stadium Mass Vaccination Site To Close On June 24
“There is a thought that if we had a moon base, we could be extracting and making liquid oxygen on the moon, and use it to power vehicles in space, and go beyond the moon,” NASA Ames Astrobiologist Chris McKay said.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Possible?
The proposed base would help humans adapt to living in space, according to McKay.
“The most important advantage of a moon base is that we learn to live on another world,” McKay said.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Police Locate Yorkshire Terrier Stolen During Brazen Vehicle Break-In
The base could be set up as soon as 2022, at a cost of about $10 billion.