In order to make the next step for mankind and place an individual there Mars, NASA first wants to return to the moon 50 years after the first A pollo mission.A breathtaking baby step will be taking place Monday with mechanical and weather permitting and the Artemis I mission, as the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft take off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Rockets launching for space may seem routine in an era when corporations and countries are inundating the sky and wealthy people can afford tickets on rockets towards Space Station International Space Station.
However, the not-crewed Artemis I mission is a memory of the inspirational space program of the past in the past, when space was the focus of the attention of the nation and exploration was a crucial mission.
What is it that keeps the US returning on the moon?
“We’re going back to the moon in preparation to go to Mars,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said Friday morning on CNN’s “New Day.” “That’s the difference. Fifty years ago we went to the moon for a day, a few hours, three days max. Now we’re going back to the moon to stay, to live, to learn, to build.”
What makes this mission different in comparison to what was the Apollo lunar landings mission that took place 50 years ago?
“When we put people on the moon in the 1960s and the 1970s, we were in what felt like a race for survival — survival of the United States of America against the Soviet Union,” the astronaut Stan Love told CNN’s Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow on Friday. “We had an existential threat and we were responding to that in a peaceful way, which I think is wonderful, much better than solving that problem with bombs.”
This threat was largely eliminated as the fall of the Soviet Union and so did funding for the space program which is now less of US spending. In recent years the space program has become an international undertaking and has become increasing commercial.
This mission is truly amazing?
The numbers are astounding According to this interactive report by CNN’s Stubbs and Marco Chacon.
Two reasons explain why this test flight is:
- Orion will be returning to Earth’s atmosphere at 24,500 mph.
- It will need to endure temperatures of 5,000°F, which is just half as hot as the sun’s surface.
“Our number one objective is we want to know that heat shield is going to work on the fiery heat of re-entry. It’s coming in hot. It’s coming in fast, 32 times the speed of sound, Mach 32,” Nelson stated in “New Day.”
Do you think the private industry should have control responsibility for space?
Love claimed that we are currently in the stage of a natural process which sees the industry taking over lower Earth orbit, while government in the US government looks further out.
“We are sort of handing over lower Earth orbit to industry and we’re going to go on to the moon and one day we will hand the moon to industry,” he said.
There’s also a space race underway
As opposed to the Soviet Union, the US is now engaged in an space race with China, Nelson has said.
“We must be very concerned that China is landing on the moon and saying: ‘It’s ours now and you stay out,” Nelson declared in July.
Fisher wrote about US in China and the US’s “dueling efforts to build bases on the ice-rich south pole of the moon in the 2030s.”
China is now working with Russia and plans to construct a new space station. Twenty countries have signed up for the Artemis mission along with the US.
“This is not a crude race to plant a flag,” Scott Pace, director of George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute told Fisher. “The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 says space is the province of all mankind. China has a right to explore and utilize space. I just don’t want them there without us.” (China along with and the Russian Federation and the US are all signatories of the treaty.)
Who’s winning the current race toward the moon?
Fisher The 42-day, uncrewed mission around the moon back succeeds the mission keeps NASA ahead of schedule to achieve its target to return American astronauts back to space in 2025. China is aiming for 2030 for landing its astronauts named Taikonauts the moon.
The Artemis program is aiming to place one of the world’s first women and first person with shade on moon. It also hopes to eventually, send astronauts on Mars.
Are there any other people who will be on the mission Monday?
No. The flight is however unheard of, says Strickland. “Orion will travel 40,000 miles (64,373 kilometers) beyond the moon, breaking the record set by Apollo 13, to go farther than any spacecraft intended to carry humans.”
It’s also going places there hasn’t been before, and NASA would like to understand what happens to things in deep space before deploying people.