50 years after the first landing on the moon, NASA has announced that it is ready to repeat the manned mission to the surface of the satellite. In the network there were even photos of the spacecraft Orion, which astronauts will be able to go to the moon.
According to the New Atlas, on the readiness of the ship to the flight declared the Vice-President of the United States Michael Pence during the ceremony dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the landing of the first men on the moon.
What is known about the ship, the Artemis-1? The vehicle, tentatively called the Orion Exploration Mission-2 (EM-2), later renamed the Artemis-1, this fall will begin prelaunch testing in the thermal vacuum chambers for resistance to thermal and electromagnetic influences. If testing is successful, the start of a space mission will take place in 2020.
The concept of spaceship Artemis-1, which is sent to the moon
When Artemis-1 will launch to the moon? During the first flight of the Artemis-1 will fly to the moon without a crew – it will be a “certification” test before the manned launch, the mission Artemis-2, which is scheduled for 2022.
Artemis-1 will be sent to the moon in 2022
The future of spaceship Artemis-1. According to representatives of Lockheed Martin, manufacturer of the spacecraft, project Orion was designed for long space flights. He will return astronauts to the moon and will eventually send people to Mars.
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