Space Agency NASA has already reported about the team of American astronauts, who in 2024 will go to the South pole of the moon. Now the Agency has published the first details of the expedition.
For the first time in history on the surface of the satellite will land female astronaut, the resource Space.
The main differences between the mission “Apollo” and “Artemis”. Previously, all members of the mission “Apollo” were men, most of whom began their careers in the U.S. air force. Now, according to the head of NASA Jim Bridenstine, will land on the moon “at least” one woman.
According to him, the name of the new lunar program – Artemis – contains a hint of the crew of a future mission. In Greek mythology, Artemis is the goddess of the moon and twin sister of sun God Apollo.
I’ll tell you why it is so important to me as the head of NASA. My daughter is 11 years old and I want her to see all the opportunities that she has, since childhood,
The purpose of the new mission. Mission “Artemis” will differ from previous space programs not only in the composition of the expedition. Previously, the main goal of landing on the moon was proof of technological superiority, and now aerospace Agency is planning to organize long-term presence of people on the nearest “neighbor” of the Earth.
The first man set foot on the moon in the framework of the mission “Apollo-11”
NASA planning to deploy a Gateway space station in lunar orbit until 2028, and use Earth’s natural satellite as a test site for training astronauts to fly to Mars.
Mission to Mars. The Agency plans landing humans on the red planet by the end of 2030.
Maybe, just maybe, the first person will be on Mars, women
– Breidenstein he shared his vision of the future mission.
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