Quantities of lunar dust being displaced by Apollo 15’s Falcon’s lunar lander exhaust.
Source: Apollo 15 landing video, converted by Gary Neff

Not only did Apollo landing crews get fogged out by the blown dust making touchdowns troublesome, substantial amounts of rock and debris was sent flying during the rocket-powered landings.

Apollo 14 close call. Landing craft experienced a seven degree tilt.
Credit: NASA

New experiments suggest there’s an issue of coming and going lunar traffic, but what to do about the problem? Scientists are working on the workarounds that appear needed if operating and living on the Moon is to become routine.

Take a read about this issue in my new Space.com story:

How will NASA deal with the moon dust problem for Artemis lunar landings?

The Apollo experience holds many lessons


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