Why Won’t Artemis 2 Land On The Moon?
The Artemis 2 mission will be the first time NASA has sent astronauts to the Moon in more than 50 years, but… Why, with more technology than back then and better spacecraft than those of the Apollo program, will astronauts not land on the Moon?
Previously we did a trilogy in which we explained in detail each of the Artemis Project stages. We invite you to see it. However, since that series of videos suggested some questions, today we will focus on the details of the Artemis 2 mission that is planned to launch in 2024.
Why won’t it land? Perhaps the most critical question, and everyone asks, is why the Artemis 2 mission will not land on the Moon. If today the technology of spacecraft and telecommunications, as well as space suits, are much more advanced than in the days of the Apollo missions, why is this mission not going to land on the Moon? What’s stopping we? To understand this, it must be remembered that the Apollo program followed a very similar path. Do you remember the number of the Apollo mission that put the first humans on the Moon? Exact! It was Apollo 11. This means that before Apollo 11, ten other missions did not land on the Moon.
What happened to the other 10?
The Apollo 1 mission, AS-204, was planned as the first crewed mission of NASA’s Apollo Program. However, the mission never got off the ground due to a fire in the craft’s cabin during a ground test launch on January 27, 1967. Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee were tragically killed in the incident.
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