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NASA’s Artemis Mission

Posted on : 27 Jan 2020

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  • NASA is committed to landing American astronauts, including the first woman and the next man, on the Moon by 2024.
  • Through the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration program, NASA will use innovative new technologies and systems to explore more of the Moon than ever before.
  • NASA will collaborate with commercial and international partners to establish sustainable missions by 2028. And then will use the learnings on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.
  • Artemis is named after the twin sister of Apollo who is also the Goddess of the Moon and the hunt.
  • NASA’s powerful new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will send astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft a quarter million miles from Earth to lunar orbit. Astronauts will dock Orion at the Gateway where they will live and work around the Moon. The crew will take expeditions from the Gateway to the surface of the Moon in a new human landing system before returning to the orbital outpost. Crew will ultimately return to Earth aboard Orion.
  • While Mars remains NASA’s horizon goal, it has set sights first on exploring the entire surface of the Moon with human and robotic explorers. It will send astronauts to new locations, starting with the lunar South Pole. At the Moon, astronauts will:
    • Find and use water and other critical resources needed for long-term exploration
    • Investigate the Moon’s mysteries and learn more about our home planet and the universe
    • Learn how to live and operate on the surface of another celestial body where astronauts are just three days from home
    • Prove the technologies we need before sending astronauts on missions to Mars, which can take up to three years roundtrip

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements regarding NASA’s Artemis mission
    1.The mission aims to land astronauts including woman astronauts on Mars by 2024.
    2.Astronauts will be sent aboard the Orion spacecraft using the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.
    Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : 1 only

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