Not in 2024 nor in 2025, but rather in 2026, according to an independent report

Initially, NASA’s ambition was to send astronauts to our satellite in 2024. The mission has already been officially postponed for a year, and the mission may be delayed even more

return of humans to the moon, It was already postponed last week by NASA from 2024 to 2025, actually in 2026 “at the earliest,” it ruled a public scrutiny on Monday. A report from the Office of the Independent Inspector General explained that the US Artemis program to return to the moon is facing “technical difficulties and increasing delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic and weather events.” In particular: the development time required to complete two essential components of this historic mission.

First, New spacesuits won’t be ready ‘until May 2025 at the earliest’, judged this report, particularly due to “technical challenges and lack of funding”. After that, the development of the manned landing system (HLS), which has been entrusted to SpaceX, will also suffer from “potential” delays. This lander, called the Starship, must be placed in lunar orbit, and the capsule that NASA launched with the astronauts aboard the swamp is there for them to climb there, bringing them to the lunar Earth.

Without an astronaut next summer

The SIGIR report praised the “rapid pace” of SpaceX’s production, thanks to a system managed largely “in-house”. Compte tenu de ces facteurs, « nous estimons que la Nasa va dépasser de plusieurs années son calendrier actuel pour poser des humains sur la Lune en 2024 », écrit le rapport, qui ne prend pas en l compte la dernière’re annonce Date.

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The latter, he adds, “is likely to slip into 2026 at the earliest.” This mission, which would be the equivalent of Apollo 11, is called Artemis 3. It will be preceded by Artemis 2, which will carry astronauts to the Moon, but without landing. This is due to take place in 2024, which the report also concluded. Before, Artemis 1 would also go to the moon, but without an astronaut on board. This mission is usually scheduled for February 2022, but revision estimates say it will actually take place “in the summer of 2022.”

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