NASA Delays Crewed Moon Landing Mission to 2026

Employees and contractors watch as the core stage of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket, that will be used for the Artemis 1 Mission, is rolled out of the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility where it was built, in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – NASA has delayed the first US manned mission to the Moon in more than half a century until September 2026 “to work through the challenges” on developing and integrating the spacecraft systems in the Artemis program, US space agency administrator Bill Nelson told reporters on Tuesday. “To give [the] Artemis teams more time to work through the challenges with first time developments, we are going to give more time on Artemis II and Artemis III,” Nelson told a teleconference. ” We are adjusting our schedule to target Artemis II for September of 2025 and September of 2026 for Artemis III which will send humans for the first time to the lunar south pole.”AmericasPlan to Bury Human Remains on Moon Draws Fire From Native AmericansYesterday, 04:11 GMT


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