UPDATED 11: 06 AM PT– Tuesday, June 18, 2019
NASA just recently exposed details on its sophisticated area expedition strategies at the Paris Air Program.
On Tuesday, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine revealed the firm prepares to put astronauts on the Moon by 2024 with its Artemis space expedition program.
The program will consist of the first woman to ever step foot on the Moon, and will be the very first time people have landed on the Moon since1972 Artemis likewise intends to utilize the Moon as a sort of training school for ultimate expedition of Mars.
” We require to be able to make use of the resources of the Moon to live and work for long durations of time, and perhaps even take those resources and create a fueling depot in orbit around the moon ultimately, so that we can go to Mars,” described Bridenstine.
The announcement of these plans follows President Trump’s current addition of $1.6 billion to NASA’s 2020 budget plan in order to speed up a return to the Moon.