Artemis Mission : NASA to land first person of color
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NASA will land the first person of color in addition to the first woman on the moon with the Artemis Mission / program.
This mission aims to build a base camp on the moon’s South Pole.
The Artemis third mission is expected to launch the first woman and next man to the Moon in 2024.
The astronauts going for the Artemis mission will wear newly designed spacesuits, called Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or xEMU.
These spacesuits feature advanced mobility and communications and interchangeable parts that can be configured for space walks in microgravity or on a planetary surface.
NASA has completed a crucial hot fire test of the core stage of Space Launch System ( SLS ) rocket which is designed to power future Moon missions under the agency’s Artemis programme.
While the first cadre of astronauts for the Artemis program was announced in December.
” This $ 24 billion funding request demonstrates the Biden Administration’s commitment to NASA and it’s parteners who have worked so hard this past year under difficult circumstances and achieved unprecedented success.
With a budget increase of more than 6% from the previous year, NASA will continue boost it’s ingenuity in exploration, technology, aeronautics and science.
The initial group of 18 presents a diverse team of astronauts, including those new to NASA and veterans of spaceflight.