December 7, 2022
With the Brazilian participation, NASA reveals a plan to return to the moon

With the Brazilian participation, NASA reveals a plan to return to the moon

NASA’s Artemis mission has announced that it intends to return to the moon in 2024. With the participation of Brazil, the rocket will be the first to take a woman to the lunar surface. The project will be divided into three main phases.

The first stage will take place on August 29, with the launch of the Artemis I mission. The SLS rocket will transport the Orion craft — designed to take astronauts to places they’ve never been before — through lunar orbit and back to Earth, but unmanned.

In this first phase, elements critical to the functioning of payment systems and travel methods will be tested. The complexity of the missions will increase as the schedule progresses.

Other stages

In the second phase, highly qualified Artemis II astronauts, which will be fully manned, will conduct comprehensive tests on launch, docking, survivability and cargo transportation systems through space.

The mission will also be a milestone for the future of extraterrestrial space exploration and lunar orbit: the success of the technologies will ensure the feasibility of missions aimed at reaching Mars. The path through Artemis II will be the longest that humans have traveled outside Earth: about 450,000 kilometers beyond the blue planet’s orbit.

Artemis III, scheduled for 2024, is set to take astronauts to the lunar surface. As missions evolve, the load capacity of the SLS rocket along with the Orion manned capsule is expected to increase from 26 to 45 metric tons, ensuring crew survival on deep space missions.