NASA Plans to Land First Woman on the Moon in 2024 #AudioNews
NASA announces plan to land the first woman on the moon in 2024
The lunar mission is part of the space program &# 171; Artemis&# 187;
US Aerospace Agency (NASA) unveils plan for the first woman to land on the moon in 2024.
NASA chief Jim Bridenstein recalled that people have not landed on the lunar surface since 1972.
“We are returning to the moon for scientific discoveries, economic benefits and inspiration for a new generation of explorers,” Bridenstine said on Monday. “By creating a sustainable presence, we are simultaneously preparing to take our first steps on the Red Planet.”.
NASA’s $ 28 billion lunar mission is part of the Artemis space program. Astronauts will be delivered to the moon by NASA’s new Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft.
Bridenstein noted that the work of NASA is often threatened by “political risks”, especially before such important elections. If Congress approves the first $ 3.2 billion funding package by Christmas, he said, the moon landing could take place in 2024, as planned..
The planned landing of a woman on the moon was announced at a time when President Donald Trump is seeking to win the sympathies of voters ahead of the November elections. The President said he wants to nominate a woman to the post of the Supreme Court, vacated by the death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Three projects are participating in the competition to create a lunar lander that will take two astronauts to the moon from the Orion spacecraft.
One of the projects is being developed by Blue Origin, founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, in collaboration with Draper, Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman. The rest of the projects are being developed by SpaceX and Dynetics Elon Musk.
An unmanned mission around the moon “Artemis-1” is scheduled for 2021. In 2023, a manned flight around the moon “Artemis-2” will take place, and in 2024 the mission “Artemis-3” will land on the lunar surface and remain there for a week. Astronauts will collect soil and rock samples, search for water and other resources, and conduct scientific experiments.
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