Finally, this coming Monday, August 29, he will take his first steps Project Artemis, There humans will return to the moon. It wasn’t long before we saw astronauts walking on Earth’s satellites.
it is a Unmanned testing, to verify that the ship can reach its destination without any problems. But at least it’s a much-needed kickoff, bringing the long-awaited second part of the space race ever closer.
In 1969, when Apollo 11 first landed on the moon, the first tests were carried out. However, that is the truth The first humans there had no idea what they would find. You should see the inconsistency shown by Neil Armstrong when he got off the space shuttle.
But things are very different now. In addition to the other Apollo missions that sent men to the Moon until 1972, several unmanned missions were carried out to explore the terrain. Lunar dust has been analyzed, ideal landing sites studied, best ways to communicate with Earth, etc.
This time it will be different because, in addition, the Artemis project does not want to make only a short trip like the Apollo missions. The goal is to build a lunar base For that it is important to analyze the situation thoroughly.
Partners of the Artemis project and its mission
Although the space race is sometimes seen as a competition to see which country reaches milestones first, it has been shown to be much more than that. The best results come from collaboration between different space agencies.
So, they signed agreements with some of these companies to participate in sending humans back to the moon. Participants in the Artemis Project Pot and the European Space Agencies (ESA), Japan (JAXA), Canada (CSA), Mexico (AEM), Brazil (AEB) and Australia (ASA).
Everyone’s goal is to get humans back to the Moon, especially its South Pole. It’s important to emphasize that it takes “people.” Getting a man to the moon is overdue because it is expected The next person to set foot on the moon will be a woman.
The crew will also carry men, but Neil Armstrong’s role is now expected to be taken by a female astronaut. Who they are is still unknown. In 2020, NASA awarded a group of recently graduated astronauts 6 females and 7 males. The lucky ones might get out of there, but we’ll have to wait to know for sure.
Vehicles and Technology to Reach Artemis Moon
Artemis Project A to send astronauts to the moon Space Launch System (SLS) More powerful than the Saturn V rockets that carried the Apollo missions. In fact, you will win 15% more motivation.
At 98 meters tall, it comes in four versions: Block 1, 1B, 2 and 2B. Each is more powerful than the previous one, with thrust capacities of 70 and 97.5 tonnes for Block 1 and 1B; and 143 tons for the Type 2 block. In short, these are the most powerful rockets ever built.
The ship to be launched this Monday will be Block 1. And stay with it OrionA spacecraft developed in collaboration with ESA will also be responsible for sending humans to the Moon.
This first test will not involve many vehicles as it will only reach lunar orbit. Once there, it will spend six days orbiting the moon. Then he will return home.
While the first group flight is done, on the other hand, the Gateway Lunar Orbital Platform. This is a lunar orbit that Orion will connect to once it reaches its destination around our satellite.
It will consist of several modules, which will be launched in 2024 with an aid. SpaceX Falcon Heavy.
Therefore, the Artemis astronauts will already be in lunar orbit. But the moon landing was yet to come. For this they will have a lander, for which several plans have been offered Advanced Exploration Lander And this Human Landing System.
However, it will eventually A modified version of Starship SpaceX Sending astronauts.