NASA's Artemis 3 mission may not include a crewed landing on the Moon, an official said Tuesday

NASA’s Artemis 3 mission may not include a crewed landing on the Moon, an official said Tuesday

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Under the Artemis program, NASA is planning a series of missions of increasing complexity to return to the Moon and create a sustained presence to develop and test technologies for the eventual journey to Mars.

The first, Artemis 1, will fly an unmanned spacecraft around the Moon in 2022. Artemis 2, planned for November 2024, will do the same with a crew on board.

But it is during the Artemis 3 mission planned for December 2025 that NASA plans its grand return to the Moon with humans for the first time since 1972, this time to the Moon’s south pole, where ice can be harvested and Can be turned into rocket fuel. ,

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