It is NASA’s hope that by the year 2024, all eyes will be on the sky as they recently announced plans to land the first female ever on the moon. The mission is aptly named Artemis, after the twin sister of Apollo from Greek mythology.
CBS New reports and outlines some of the details of the Artemis mission that is now in the early planning stages. The Artemis mission’s aim is to create a more human sustainable environment on the moon by the year 2028. But by 2024, they plan to land the first woman (or women since they have not chosen their team yet) and next man on the surface of the moon to perform scientific experiments before heading back to earth.
According to NASA officials the Artemis mission seeks to “demonstrate new technological advancements and lay the foundation for private companies to build a lunar economy.” As part of the mission, NASA aims to make it possible for humans to stay on the moon longer than ever before. They are also in the process of building a smaller spaceship known as Gateway thats purpose is to orbit the moon while allowing easier access to and from Earth.
As a way to kickstart the program, President Trump has added $1.6 billion to NASA’s already $21 billion budget for the year 2020. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine explains the ambitious plans for the Artemis mission and what it will mean for our planet. Bridenstein says, “We will go with innovative new technologies and systems to explore more locations across the surface than was ever thought possible. This time, when we go to the Moon, we will stay. And then we will use what we learn on the Moon to take the next giant leap — sending astronauts to Mars.”
What do you think of NASA’s Artemis mission that will land the first woman on the moon?
Do you think more money should be going to space exploration in the coming years?
I think it is a fine idea. I was born after all of the space trips and many of the young today have no interest in science or space. More space missions could re-vamp the stem programs and the science interest in today's school systems.
I'm ready to go!!!! Where do I sign up!!
I don't really care one way or the other. Personally I would rather see money spent going to the moon than giving more money to dead beat welfare bums who refuse to work.
No, no, no! Stop sending anyone to the moon!!! Everyone needs to realize how much unnecessary money is spent on sending ppl to the moon. Sit & just think about what all could be done with the money spent on going to the Moon!
Yay for women on the moon!! And I do think we should put more money into space exploration. Our technology has advanced so much these last few years, why not?