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Our mission in its essence is quite simple; we want to clean up a plastic bag. The fact that this bag is located on the moon makes things more complicated. It has been left behind after the landing of one of the Apollo Moon missions [+].The Apollo program, also known as Project Apollo, was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon from 1969 to 1972.
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and so became one of the many pieces of human litter left in space. The plastic bag was used as a cover to protect the LRRR [+]The ongoing Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment measures the distance between Earth and the Moon using laser ranging. Lasers on Earth are aimed at retroreflectors planted on the Moon during the Apollo program (11, 14, and 15) and the two Lunokhod missions. The time for the reflected light to return is measured.
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, a piece of equipment that helped in gaining a lot of valuable information about the position and orbit of our Moon.

Image credit:
NASA; Apollo 11 Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment

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Our goal with this mission is to combine two of our interests, spacetravel and caring for the environment, and to challenge ourselves and others into finding new ways of pushing the limits for both of them. Our journey to the moon is one of symbolic meaning; if we succeed in cleaning up the moon a little bit, it can’t be that hard to do the same here on Earth.

The negative effects of plastic in the environment on Earth are already more than well known. [+]Since the 1950s, one billion tons of plastic have been discarded and some of that material might persist for centuries or much longer. Serious environmental threats from plastic have been suggested in the light of the increasing presence of microplastics in the marine food chain along with many highly toxic chemical pollutants that accumulate in plastics.
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And now, in this relatively new era of spacetravel and space colonisation, we have an oppurtunity to reflect on our current human habits and to start afresh, and to become intergalactic environmentalists.

MOONMISSION 2030 v.1.0
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For us to succeed in our mission, we are planning on taking the following steps:

  1. We want to involve like-minded people with MOONMISSION 2030. People with skills that could help us in any way.

  2. We are developing a CubeSat [+][4] A CubeSat is a type of miniaturized satellite for space research that is made up of multiples of 10x10x10cm cubic units. CubeSats have a mass of no more than 1.33 kilograms per unit, and often use commercial off-the-shelf components for their electronics and structure. CubeSats are most commonly put in orbit by deployers on the International Space Station, or launched as secondary payloads on a launch vehicle.
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    that will be capable of picking up the plastic bag when it is deployed on the Moon.

  3. We are contacting other (space)organisations with similar ideas or ideals as ours to see if partnerships can be created.

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One of the (many) great things about MOONMISSION 2030 is that just about anyone can join! All we ask is for you to share a little bit of your time and knowledge with us, and in return, you will be part of a mission that’s first in its kind. Our only requirements are:

    MOONMISSION 2030 VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS:

  1. + An interest in outer space.
  2. + A skill, service or tool that is of use for MOONMISSION 2030.

We are looking for people wo can help us in the following fields:

FIELD                 DESCRIPTION
TECHNICAL Hardware / Software / Data transmission
SCIENCE There already is a vast amount of knowledge available about leaving Earth’s gravitational field, spacetravel and landing on the Moon, how do we apply this knowledge to our mission?
LOGISTICS Administration and management of our team and new members.
FINANCIAL How do we make sure our funds are being used in the best way possible?
NETWORK How do we get in touch with the right people at the right time? Sometimes a new oppurtunity can be just a phonecall, reference or a postcard away.
HOW TO APPLY

  1. Send an email to arnout@moonmission2030.com
  2. be sure to include the field you want to help us out with
  3. wait for our response

Do you have any skills in a field that is not listed in the / VOLUNTEERS section? Or do you want to help us but you’re not sure how? Or do you think our mission is such a great idea you want to donate? Let us know!

Donations of €15 or more are rewarded with an authentic ‘MOONMISSION 2030 logo’ or ‘INTERGALACTIC ENVIRONMENTALIST’ patch.







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Do you have any questions or answers for us? We are always looking for people who can contribute something to our mission, whether this is in the form of valuable information, contact with the right person, or donations.

  1. Email: arnout@moonmission2030.com



  2. Moonmission 2030 Headquarters
  3. Adriaan van Oordthof 2
    1064 RW, Amsterdam