NASA Busy Planning Itinerary for Astronauts During First Artemis Excursion On Moon in 2024
By Space Coast Daily // June 26, 2020
NASA hasn't landed humans on another world in nearly 50 years
(SPACE.COM) – Last year, NASA set itself an ambitious goal: Send astronauts to walk on the moon in 2024. Now, the agency is busy planning what astronauts will do during those excursions.
NASA hasn’t landed humans on another world in nearly 50 years, not since 1972’s Apollo 17 mission to the moon. But that’s the agency’s goal for its Artemis program.
So, the agency is combining that Apollo experience with what it has learned during decades of living and working on the International Space Station, and sprinkling in some challenges it wants to tackle in preparation for the next major exploration milestone, a human mission to Mars.
Science isn’t the limiting factor, of course: Scientists have been itching to get back to the moon’s surface for ages.
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