NASA plans to bring the first woman to the Moon in 2024 and the project is named Artemis, after the Moon goddess of Greek mythology and twin sister of Apollo.
NASA's Apollo program was well known for bringing the first men to the surface of the Moon in the 1960s and '70s, but NASA is now focusing on a project to help women set foot on the face. Moon, the project named goddess became the top concern.
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine revealed: " I think it would be great if 50 years after the Apollo program, the Artemis project will continue to bring the first man and woman to the Moon's surface. I have one. 11-year-old daughter and I want her to be able to see herself as one of the next women to land on the Moon ".
Bridenstine announced the NASA project's new name on Monday, May 13, after NASA announced an updated budget request to launch the spacecraft to the Moon by 2024. In March 2019, Deputy General Mike Pence urged NASA to speed up programs related to the moon and put the first group of people on the surface of the planet within the next 5 years. Since this request, Bridenstine has insisted that the first people to return to the Moon will be a man and a woman.
In April at the American Aerospace Symposium in Colorado Springs, Bridenstine said: " Five years later, we will have the first woman to be an American on the surface of the Moon. This is a word. a statement and a risky investment that we will have to work on because of NASA ".
Currently, NASA's Artemis project is still in its infancy. While NASA is developing a rocket and space capsule containing crew to bring people to space, these inventions are still not really capable of carrying any astronaut. Furthermore, NASA still needs to complete many new hardware components, including the new Moon lunar lander to help the project succeed. In addition, this space agency needs the National Assembly's approval of the budget for the program.
So far, the show has had a great name, but NASA still has a long way to go to make the mission known as Artemis smoothly.