We know that NASA is aiming for the moon and that the launch of the Artemis 1 mission is the beginning of this long journey that, in the end, It will lead us to live and work on our own satellite By the end of the decade, as a US space agency official recently stated in an interview.
Humans could be active on the Moon as early as 2030, con Habitats to live in and rovers to support their workHoward Hu, head of the US agency’s Orion lunar rover program, argues: “Certainly, in this decade, we will have people living for periods of time, depending on how long we’ve been on the surface“.
Hu Jintao was interviewed by the BBC on Sunday. The Orion capsule launched by the Artemis 1 mission was 134,000 km from the Moon. “It’s the first step we’re taking toward long-term deep space exploration, not just for the United States but for the entire world. I think this is a historic day for NASA, but it’s also a historic day for all the people who love human spaceflight and deep space exploration.“
The spacecraft will fly its way to the satellite within 96 kilometers of the moon by then Step back and aim for a splash in the Pacific Ocean on December 11th. The mission, in turn, will pave the way for Artemis 2 and 3 missions, Hu said. The ultimate goal is to always head to Mars.