A Japanese astronaut joins NASA’s Artemis project to restart manned spacecraft to the moon. Joe Biden said he was “excited” about this space collaboration.
The United States and Japan announced on Monday, May 23, that they would like to send the first Japanese astronaut to the moon, but without setting a timetable, the announcement was aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the field of space.
“I look forward to the fact that the first Japanese astronaut will join us for the lunar surface mission under the Artemis project.From the US space agency NASA, US President Joe Biden said in Tokyo. Show Artemis Restarting manned spacecraft to the moon and learning lessons, especially for long-term human travel to Mars. Joe Biden said to himselfExcitementWith space cooperation with Japan, it will also focus on the Lunar Gateway project, a future station orbiting the moon.
Only American astronauts have ever walked on lunar soil. Japan previously aimed at manned spaceflight to the moon by 2030, but its own space program has so far focused on launching satellites and probes. Many Japanese astronauts are already stationed at the International Space Station (ISS). The Japanese space agency Jaxa seeks to update and diversify its staff: by the end of 2021, it has launched its first campaign to recruit more than a decade of growing astronauts, especially women.
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