The object called 2020 CD3 and measuring just a few metres in diameter, entered Earth's orbit about three years ago. The ‘mini-moon’ circles the Earth every 47 days but is slipping from Earth’s gravitational pull and in few months will leave us.
The app from Polish start up Immersion, in conjunction with NATO and the Smithsonian Institute places users right in the action of NASA’s space missions of the 1960s. They can launch their own Saturn V rocket, sit inside the Lunar Command Module of Apollo 11 and explore the lunar landscape.
In six years' time an excavator designed by experts from the Space Research Centre of the Polish Institute of Sciences (CBK PAN) will be used on the moon. Testing of the equipment is due to start in Warsaw next month.
Photo Gallery: A seven-metre wide moon has lit up the sky over Warsaw’s Vistula Boulevards.
Testing if maggots can breed without gravity is one of the tasks scientists chosen to live in the Mars-like environment are required to carry out.