The Artemis program is a mission to Moon by the Government of the USA. Under the mission, the US Government has planned to land the first woman and the next man on the lunar surface in the year 2024.

Key Points

  • The program is led by NASA in association with international space agencies – the Italian Space Agency (ASI), European Space Agency (ESA), the UK Space Agency (UKSA), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Australian Space Agency (ASA), the State Space Agency of Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency.
  • The manned mission aims to land human beings on the south pole of the moon by 2024.
  • Using the knowledge gained from this mission, NASA aims to send human beings to Mars.

NASA Chose 18 Astronauts for its Artemis Program

Recently, NASA has chosen 18 Astronauts for the moon mission and nine among them are women. The announcement of the team of astronauts for the mission was made at the 8th meeting of the National Space Council. The astronauts of the team will help NASA in the upcoming Artemis missions.

Early Artemis Missions

With Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket nearing the end of testing and development, NASA has the foundation that is needed to send humans back to the lunar orbit. In order to prepare for the safest possible lunar landing, the agency aims to make full use of early Artemis missions through additional testing for Orion and the Human Landing System (HLS) when possible.

NASA will integrate the first two pieces on Earth, launching the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) and the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) together in the year 2023 on a single rocket, followed by a commercial logistics supply launch.

In 2024, Orion will deliver its crew to lunar orbit. The commercially developed lander that will take the crew to the lunar surface will be capable of docking directly to Orion for crew transfer for early Artemis missions.

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