To The Moon And Back – Artemis I Successful Launch 🚀
After 50 years, NASA has kicked off a historic flight that will have ultimate plans to bring humans back to the moon. Artemis I is the first mission of its series that is uncrewed, planning to travel 40,000 miles beyond that moon and safely return to Earth in a little under four weeks. NASA’s vehicle of choice was Lockheed Martin’s Orion spacecraft, with Boeing supplying the rocket and Northrop Grumman contributing their boosters. With these successful parts put together, the craft launched Wednesday morning from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with hopes to reach the moon in a week. After less than one day, the Orion spacecraft is already 60,000 miles away from Earth’s surface, and NASA will start conducting tests on solar radiation protection, propulsion system maneuvers, and solar arrays that can generate power for communication systems.
Although the craft is unmanned, this will be the first series of missions to put humans back on the lunar surface, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since 1972. NASA has already confirmed earlier this week that they hope to get humans back on the moon by 2025, and they have already marked deals with SpaceEx to use their Starship for transporting their astronauts for Artemis IV. The next several years will hold increasingly difficult Artemis missions, with NASA’s end goal being to establish a permanent outpost on the moon.
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