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07:15  14 may  2019
07:15  14 may  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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NASA ’ s ambitious plan to put the first woman on the surface of the Moon by 2024 is now named Artemis , after the Greek “I think it is very beautiful that 50 years after Apollo , the Artemis program will carry the next man and the first woman to the Moon ,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

NASA ’ s ambitious plan to put the first woman on the surface of the Moon by 2024 is now named Artemis , after the Greek “I think it is very beautiful that 50 years after Apollo , the Artemis program will carry the next man and the first woman to the Moon ,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

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NASA’s ambitious plan to put the first woman on the surface of the Moon by 2024 is now named Artemis, after the Greek goddess of the Moon and twin sister of the god Apollo.

NASA’s Apollo program famously put the first men on the surface of the Moon in the 1960 and 70s, but now that NASA is focusing on putting a woman on the Moon, the goddess gets the top billing.

NASA’s initiative to put a woman on the Moon is named Artemis, after Apollo’s twin sister © Image: NASA Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the Moon. Only men have ever landed on the lunar surface, but NASA wants to change that.

“I think it is very beautiful that 50 years after Apollo, the Artemis program will carry the next man and the first woman to the Moon,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine. “I have a daughter who is 11 years old, and I want her to be able to see herself in the same role as the next women that go to the Moon.”

NASA’s initiative to put a woman on the Moon is named Artemis, after Apollo’s twin sister

NASA’s initiative to put a woman on the Moon is named Artemis, after Apollo’s twin sister Oh my goddess

NASA ’ s ambitious plan to put the first woman on the surface of the Moon by 2024 is now named Artemis © Image: NASA Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the Moon . Only men have ever landed on the lunar surface The twin sister of Apollo in Greek mythology is Artemis , the goddess of the hunt.

NASA ’ s ambitious plan to put the first woman on the surface of the Moon by 2024 is now named Artemis , after the Greek “I think it is very beautiful that 50 years after Apollo , the Artemis program will carry the next man and the first woman to the Moon ,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

Bridenstine announced the new name on Monday, May 13th, after NASA released its updated budget request for getting to the Moon by 2024.

In March, Vice President Mike Pence called on NASA to accelerate its lunar initiatives and put the first people on the surface of the Moon within the next five years. Since that challenge, Bridenstine has been adamant that the first people to return to the Moon will be a man and a woman.

NASA’s initiative to put a woman on the Moon is named Artemis, after Apollo’s twin sister © Thomson Reuters The crater Hyginus, about 6.5 miles in diameter, is seen on the moon from the command and service modules of the Apollo 10 mission in May 1969 Courtesy NASA/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

“The first woman will be an American on the surface of the moon in five years,” Bridenstine said in April during the Space Symposium conference in Colorado Springs. “That is an extreme declaration and a charge that we are going to live up to at NASA.”

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NASA ’ s Apollo program famously put the first men on the surface of the Moon in the 1960 and 70 s , but now that NASA is “I think it is very beautiful that 50 years after Apollo , the Artemis program will carry the next man and the first woman to the Moon ,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

It was named after Apollo , the demonic leader that is unleashed from its prison, the abyss, in Rev 9 prophecy. Nasa from its inception has been a NASA executive quits weeks after appointment to lead 2024 moon landing plan. A top NASA executive hired in April to guide strategy for returning

NASA’s Artemis program is still very much in its infancy. While NASA has been developing a rocket and crew capsule to take people into deep space, those vehicles still have yet to actually carry any astronauts.

NASA’s initiative to put a woman on the Moon is named Artemis, after Apollo’s twin sister © Thomson Reuters Astronaut James Irwin, lunar module pilot, uses a scoop to make a trench in the lunar soil during Apollo 15 extravehicular activity (EVA) on the moon from July 31 to August 2, 1971. Mount Hadley rises above the plain in the background. NASA/David Scott/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Additionally, NASA still needs to develop a lot of new hardware, including new lunar landers, in order for this project to be a success. Plus, the space agency still needs to get Congress’s approval for the program’s budget.

So while, the program does have a cool name, there’s still a long way to go before Artemis can actually deliver.

NASA said the moon is shrinking like a raisin, and experiencing 'moonquakes' that are cracking its brittle surface

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Fun to hear @ nasa naming Moon mission Artemis - sister of Apollo & the name I've promoted for decades (including in grad school). On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission successfully landed the first humans on the Moon . The actual Artemis program also has a long way to go, as it will require all

Nasa is sending a woman to the MoonCredit: Nasa . Dubbed ' Artemis ', the mission – named after a Greek god' s twin sister – will see man walk on the Mr Bridenstine has previously said President Trump' s desire to put humans back on the Moon provides a chance to test key tech before missions

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