NASA Names its New Moon Mission Artemis, and it Will Take the Frist Woman to the Moon
NASA has recently presented the world with new updates regarding the agency’s moon landing mission.
In a recent twitter post, NASA wrote:
ARTEMIS: Twin sister of Apollo and goddess of the Moon. Now, the name for our #Moon2024 mission to return @NASA_Astronauts to the surface of the Moon by 2024, including the first woman and next man. pic.twitter.com/1K9qIloZwp
— NASA (@NASA) May 13, 2019
The space agency revealed that the next moon landing mission will see mankind return to the moon, but this time with a woman on board. NASA not only aims to travel to the moon but build a permanent presence on the surface, expanding their presence and setting new goals for mankind.
So far, only 12 privileged people have ever traveled and torched Earth’s faithful companion in the sky. All of these astronauts were male.
Now, NASA plans to return to the moon and has announced an accelerated, and ambitious plant to travel to the moon by 2024.
The mission, which succeeds Apollo, is named Artemis, the Greek goddess and twin sister of Apollo, and goddess of the Moon, so I guess that the first female astronaut will be just that, our very own goddess who conquered the moon.
“It turns out that Apollo had a twin sister, Artemis. She happens to be the goddess of the Moon. Our astronaut office is very diverse and highly qualified. I think it is very beautiful that 50 years after Apollo, the Artemis program will carry the next man — and the first woman — to the Moon,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said.
“Fifty years after Apollo, the Artemis program will carry the next man and first woman to the Moon,” revealed Bridenstine during an interview with CNN.
But despite all of the excitement and past comments about promptly returning to the moon’s surface, not everyone is convinced NASA will meet their 2024 goal.
Some say that the mission is unrealistic, especially considering that Congress has yet to sign off on President Trump’s upgraded budget.
“To land American astronauts on the Moon by 2024, we are working through the acquisition approach for the various projects,” said NASA in a statement.
“Our efforts will include new work at NASA centers to provide the key technologies and scientific payloads needed for the lunar surface, adding to efforts already underway across the country.”