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Nasa’s Artemis Mission Will Not See Light Before 2026; Launch Date Pushed Back

A recent development by NASA has confirmed that the launch of its flagship Artemis Mission will not take place as planned. The launch date has been pushed back one year. It’s also worth noting that the date of its Artemis-1 mission has been pushed back repeatedly. A doubtful attitude from the pristine space agency is not only tiresome for space enthusiasts, it will also negatively affect the credibility of the agency. However, the space agency has clarified that it is all for the good and safety of this first-of-its-kind mission to the red planet that will open up new horizons.

Reasons behind the pushback of Artemis Dates

During a hearing of the House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee on Tuesday, NASA’s Inspector General Paul Martin said, “Given the time required to develop and test the human landing system and NASA’s next generation spacesuits, we estimate the crewed lunar landing will be delayed until 2026 at the earliest.” While attesting the same, Paul said the 2025 deadline that NASA had previously aimed for isn’t set in stone. There are multiple risks involved in all this, and a tight deadline could stymie the process. The space agency confirmed this.

NASA’s Artemis Mission

The Artemis missions chaired by NASA plans to land the first woman and first person on the Moon. The space agency plans to develop the same using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. Artemis is the first step in human exploration of the moon. To prepare for missions to Mars, NASA will work with commercial and international partners to establish a sustainable presence on the Moon.

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