Andy's Mission

Exploring Pits, Skylights, and Caves

In the decades since Apollo, satellites orbiting the Moon have discovered pits dotted across the lunar surface. These pits are believed to be entrances to a network of dormant, subsurface lava tubes. Andy has been designed around the goal of visiting a pit in the region known as Lacus Mortis. The pits give us access to a deeper understanding of the Moon. Pits can have water and fuel -- resources that future stations will depend on. But the real potential is in the caves: caves not only unlock many of the Moon's inner mysteries, but also give us a place to keep cool in the day and keep warm at night. If we want to stay on the Moon, the pits and caves are the next step for mankind.