Na krovu ne bo ljudi, bodo pa tam ljudem podobne lutke, ki bodo merile, kakšne so razmere med misijo. Vir: Nasa
Na krovu ne bo ljudi, bodo pa tam ljudem podobne lutke, ki bodo merile, kakšne so razmere med misijo. Vir: Nasa

After half a century, NASA plans to fly to the moon

Surely you know the American space agency NASA?

It never rests.

These days, it’s planning a new flight to the Moon, which is expected to take place at the end of the month.

The first possible date is August 29th. If they have technical problems, it can be postponed to September 2nd or 5th.

At this time the Space Launch System rocket, which measures almost 100 meters in height, is being prepared for launch.

It will begin its journey from the Kennedy Space Center in the US state of Florida.

Her maiden voyage will be a test, so she will not be crewed. It will last 42 days, and the aim of the mission is to test how well the rocket’s heat shield copes with the heat.

The rocket differs from its predecessors in that it can carry more equipment and cargo. This means that astronauts will be able to stay in space for longer periods of time than they are used to.

They have even bigger plans for the coming years: they also plan to send a human crew to the Moon.

This will happen for the first time since 1972, when the last man walked on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission.

To all those who stare at the moon and dream of the day when humanity returns to its surface, I say – here we are, people! We’re coming back. And that journey begins with Project Artemis 1.

Bill Nelson, NASA spokesman

In two years, they plan to send Artemis 2 there with a crew, and Artemis 3 a year later. NASA promises that then it will send the first woman on the mission who will be able to walk on the moon, reports the BBC.

All of these bold plans take place within its new high-tech Artemis program.

The return to the Moon will facilitate preparations for the departure of astronauts to Mars. This is planned after 2030.

Points to Consider

  1. Who was the first man on the moon?
  2. Do you know the famous words he uttered? They are associated with steps.
  3. Can you name any movies that take place in space?


The original version of this article was published on August 22nd.

English translation courtesy of JL FlannerTotal Slovenia News, an English language website with news from and about Slovenia.

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