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NASA’s Artemis mission

Posted on : 18 Feb 2020

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  • This cohort of new astronauts may be assigned to space missions to the International Space Station (ISS), the Moon and ultimately, Mars.
  • The agency has targeted the human exploration of Mars by the 2030s.
  • Raja Chari was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class.
  • NASA wants to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon by the year 2024, which it plans on doing through the Artemis lunar exploration program.
  • With the Artemis program, NASA wishes to demonstrate new technologies, capabilities and business approaches that will ultimately be needed for the future exploration of Mars.
  • For the Artemis program, NASA’s new rocket called the Space Launch System (SLS) will send astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft a quarter of a million miles away from Earth to the lunar orbit.
  • Once astronauts dock Orion at the Gateway — which is a small spaceship in orbit around the moon — the astronauts will be able to live and work around the Moon, and from the spaceship, astronauts will take expeditions to the surface of the Moon.
  • The astronauts going for the Artemis program will wear newly designed spacesuits, called Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or xEMU.
  • These spacesuits feature advanced mobility and communications and interchangeable parts that can be configured for spacewalks in microgravity or on a planetary surface.

Article Related Questions

  1. “Artemis mission” is been launched by?

  2. 1.Canadian Space Agency

    2.Roscosmos

    3.JAXA

    4.NASA

    Right Ans : NASA

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