Monday, March 1, 2021

Female astronaut exploring the moon by 2024, says Nasa

Artemis is a stepping stone to landing men and women on Mars.

Other News

Sabah, Sarawak dapat layanan adil, kata Muhyiddin

Terdapat banyak lagi usaha yang perlu dibuat bagi meletakkan kedua-dua negeri berkenaan agar setara dengan Semenanjung.

I have big support, Muhyiddin says as he marks first year as PM

He maintains that he still possesses majority support, rejecting accusations that the state of emergency was a ploy to remain in power.

Muhyiddin tetap perkukuh hubungan antarabangsa

Pandemik Covid-19 tidak bermakna negara tidak memberi perhatian dalam hubungan antarabangsa.

Darurat Covid-19 diperlukan, kata PM

'Saya pun tak tahu parti mana sekarang yang mempunyai jumlah kerusi yang lebih besar daripada saya', kata Muhyiddin.

2,437 kes positif, jumlah jangkitan Covid-19 kini melebihi 300,000

300,752 jumlah keseluruhan kes positif dilaporkan di Malaysia.

The US is going back to the moon for the first time since 1972, and Nasa plans to include a female astronaut among the moon walkers in 2024.

The new lunar programme, named Artemis, has several phases, the first of which will see an uncrewed flight around the moon in late 2021 to test critical systems.

In the early days of space exploration space probes without humans on board were referred to as “unmanned” but from now on will be called the more gender-neutral “uncrewed”.

The complete Artemis programme will cost US$28 billion, US$3.2 billion of which still needs to be approved by Congress.

But it seems that all systems are go.

Nasa administrator Jim Bridenstine said, “We’re going back to the moon for scientific discovery, economic benefits, and inspiration for a new generation of explorers.”

He also indicated Nasa has a longer-term aim of carrying out crewed landings on Mars.

“As we build up a sustainable presence, we’re also building momentum toward those first human steps on the red planet,” he said.

In preparation for Artemis, new probes will be sent to the moon by Nasa – with two a year planned from next year.

In 2024, Artemis-3 will take astronauts to the south pole of the moon.

They will wear modern spacesuits which will give them much more flexibility than the bulky old suits we saw in photos of earlier lunar astronauts as they jumped around weighing only 17% of their Earth weight.

The modern-day astronauts will spend seven days on the lunar surface collecting samples and carrying out various experiments before returning to Earth.

Nasa plans to build a base camp on the lunar surface before 2030 to enable longer expeditions with larger crews.

The Artemis programme also hopes to extract resources from the lunar surface to create other usable resources such as oxygen and fuel.

Artemis was the Greek goddess of the moon, the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals and chastity. Her Roman equivalent was Diana.

Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/malaysianow

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news and analyses.

Related Articles

Nasa releases first audio from Mars, video of landing

Audio clip gives 10 seconds of a wind gust on the surface of Mars.

Nasa confirms Perseverance rover has landed on Mars

Starting from summer, it will attempt to collect 30 rock and soil samples in sealed tubes, to be eventually sent back to Earth sometime in the 2030s for lab analysis.

Nasa wants to fly a helicopter on Mars for the first time

Equipped with two cameras, computers and navigation sensors, the Ingenuity has four feet, a box-like body and four carbon-fibre blades arranged in two rotors spinning in opposite directions.

SpaceX aims to launch ‘all-civilian’ trip into orbit

In addition to the first commercial mission, SpaceX is scheduled to launch two more crewed flights for Nasa in 2021, and four cargo refuelling missions over the next 15 months.

A bio-filter designed for astronaut urine may be the answer to clean water on Earth

The natural system also removes micropollutants and microplastics from wastewater, preventing them from flowing into the sea.