The NASA announced who are the four selected members that will make up the crew for the long-awaited Space mission Artemis IIwhich will take place in November 2024. It will become the second instance of the most ambitious program executed by the North American space organization.
The team that will take the flight to the lunar orbit It is made up of three members of the NASA: Christina Hammock Koch, Victor Glover and Ride Wiseman. While the remaining astronaut, Jeremy Hansen, belongs to the Canadian Space Agency.
The objective of the expedition projected by the United States government agency is to evaluate the constellation of Orionso that the future chosen groups can descend to the Luna without unforeseen events through previous analyzes carried out on the territory of the satellite. It shines because it reflects sunlight.
She is Christina Koch, the first woman to orbit the Moon
From the official website of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration it was stated that “Artemis it is the first step in the next era of human exploration. Together with commercial and international partners, the NASA establish a sustainable presence on the Moon to prepare for missions to Mars.”
Fifty years later, NASA sends astronauts to the orbit of the Moon: “There is nothing to stop us”
2024 will mark the 52nd anniversary of NASA’s last manned mission to the Moon
He moon landings of Apollo 17 in the Luna he December 11, 1972had the particularity of hosting on board the only geologist trained to walk on the lunar surface, the pilot of the module, Harrison Schmitt.
The spacecraft’s cosmonauts traveled the longest distance ever traveled using the lunar rover and returned the largest number of rock and soil samples to authorities at the US space agency. To this day Eugene Cernan, the commander at the time, still has the distinction of being the last man to walk on the ground as no human has visited it since December 14 of the aforementioned year.
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What is NASA planning for the Artemis program in the coming years?
- Artemis III: It will be executed in the year 2025, it will be carried out by means of a manned moon landing and the destination will be the lunar surface.
- Artemis IV: It will take place in 2026 and the destinations to study will be both the orbit like the surface lunar.
- Artemis V-IX: It will have the purpose of proceeding both in orbit and on the Lunar surface and it is stipulated that its execution is planned for the period between (2026-2030
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