WASHINGTON: The NASA has released a volume report on Monday outlining the scientific superiority of Artemis III astronauts, which they plan to send to the moon in 2024.
One of the goals was to retrieve a total of 85 kilograms (187 pounds) of lunar samples from the Earth and the Earth, with an average of more than 64 kilograms brought by Apollo mission members between 1969 and 1972.
“The moon has tremendous scientific potential, and astronauts will help us make that science happen,” said Thomas Zorbuchen, deputy director of NASA’s mission.
Zurbuchen said: “This report will show us the way forward with the amazing science we can do together with human researchers on the moon.
The mission of Artemis I will be completed before the end of 2021, which will include the launch of a spacecraft and the testing of a drone Orion spacecraft.
Artemis II sees a test flight on a ship sent to orbit in 2023, but does not include a lunar landing.
Artemis III to send astronauts to the moon in 2024, including the first woman.
In its 188-page report, NASA’s Artemis III mission outlines seven scientific goals, including an understanding of planetary processes.
The astronauts will have a maximum of six and a half days on the moon, and the report provides resources for mission planners to develop Earth’s activities.
Experts recommend that the data support team, which can back up astronauts, be provided with timely data and video links.
They also proposed the development of lighter scientific instruments that could conduct more surveys or measurements.
In addition, they suggested that NASA should consider prioritizing scientific resources around the Artemis III landing site.
“The vessels and equipment that can be accessed after the arrival of the crew are made up of one or more ground or propellers to monitor the internet storage and / or the environment,” they said.
NASA’s ultimate goal is to build an Artemis base camp on the moon before the end of the decade, a glorious plan that requires tens of billions of dollars in funding and a presidential green light for President Joe Biden.